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News Release
March 2, 2012




Minnesota Department of Transportation
District 8
2505 Transportation Road
Willmar, MN 56201


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MnDOT seeks public input for statewide bicycle planning study


WILLMAR, Minn. – The public, local government officials and transportation supporters are invited to provide input for Minnesota’s statewide bicycle planning study Monday, March 12, at the Willmar Municipal Utilities Auditorium, 700 SW Litchfield Ave., Willmar, Minn.


The meeting will take place from 4 to 6 p.m., and attendees should plan to stay the entire time. The event will begin with a brief project description followed by a series of group discussions. 


Those unable to attend in-person may join a statewide webinar discussion on Wednesday, March 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Webinar details and other meeting locations across the state will be posted at


“Minnesota is often recognized as one of the top bicycle-friendly states in the country, and the best way to continue improving is to learn from constituents who use the highways, bike lanes and shoulders to bike,” said Tim Mitchell, MnDOT bicycle and pedestrian coordinator.  


Participants will provide input on:


All feedback will help MnDOT improve and develop consistent policies and practices for including bicycle components, such as wide shoulders or bike lanes, on future highway and bridge construction projects. It also will help MnDOT develop a new electronic and printable statewide bicycle map. Future public comment opportunities will take place as the project moves forward. 


The public also may submit written comments on the project website, email or mail to Greta Alquist, MnDOT Office of Transit MS 315, 395 John Ireland Blvd., St. Paul, MN, 55155


To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, call Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or 1-800-657-3774 (Greater Minnesota); 711 or 1-800-627-3529 (Minnesota Relay). Alternatively, send an email to Please request at least one week in advance.


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