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Results from the Minneapolis Community Workshop


Summary

The second Metro District Statewide Bicycle Planning Study Community Workshop was held at the University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center at 2001 Plymouth Ave N Minneapolis, MN 55411 from 6-8 PM on March 30, 2012. Approximately 25 people participated in the workshop.

 

 

Findings

Workshop participants completed a S.W.O.T. (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis of bicycling facilities in our State. Following the S.W.O.T. analysis, participants worked in small groups to organize their responses in themed categories. The themes were prioritized by the participants, unless otherwise noted, with theme prioritized as #1 being the most important.

Strengths

Theme (noted as Priority #1): Rural or Suburban Trails


Theme (unranked by participants): Federal Funding

Theme (unranked by participants): Staff


Theme (unranked by participants): Other Jurisdictions (Local Initiatives)


Theme (unranked by participants): Nice Ride


Theme (unranked by participants): Policies


[Unthemed and Unranked]:


Weaknesses

Theme (noted as Priority #1): Coordination


Theme (noted as Priority #2): Road Planning


Theme (noted as Priority #3): Signage and Treatments/Facilities


Theme (noted as Priority #4): Road Conditions (Safety)
Theme (noted as Priority #5): Education


Opportunities

 

Theme (unranked by participants): Connect Organizations and Groups

Theme (unranked by participants): Complete


Theme (unranked by participants): Bike Racks


Theme (unranked by participants): Education


Theme (unranked by participants): Facilities


Theme (unranked by participants): Stakeholder


Theme (unranked by participants): Street Infrastructure


Theme (unranked by participants): Mapping


[Unthemed and Unranked]:


Threats

Theme (noted as Priority #1): Funding

Theme (noted as Priority #2): MnDOT and Other Agencies


Theme (noted as Priority #3): Policy/Partisan Politics

 

 

 

Additional comments may also be provided to Greta Alquist through March 30, 2012.