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Input for statewide bicycle planning study sought

The public, local government officials and transportation supporters are invited to provide input for Minnesota’s statewide bicycle planning study on Thursday, May 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. at West Central Initiative in Fergus Falls.

The event will begin with a brief project description followed by a facilitated workshop. There will also be a community open house from 6 to 7 p.m.

Online participation is available at

Activities will be offered throughout the evening for adults bringing children.

“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, Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) bicycle and pedestrian coordinator.

Participants will be asked to provide feedback on:

● Where are the MnDOT roads that could improve the local bike network?

● Where are the places riders want to bike long distance?

● Where do people feel comfortable biking?

● With limited funding, how do we prioritize projects?

Feedback will help MnDOT identify and recommend routes, improve existing facilities in the bike system and more effectively address the needs of bicycles riders in Minnesota.

The public may submit written comments at, by e-mailing or mailing 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, contact Janet Miller at

1-800-657-3774 or janet.rae.miller@

For information on the project, visit html.