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Granite Falls Advocate Tribune - Granite Falls, MN
  • Area residents invited to offer bike trail input

  • Meeting to be held on April 30 at the KCC
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    The public, local government officials and transportation supporters are invited to provide input for Minnesota’s statewide bicycle system plan during a meeting to be held April 30 at the Kilowatt Community Center. It is just one of nine such meetings being held statewide.
     The meeting will take place from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., and attendees should plan to stay the entire time. The event will begin with a brief project description followed by a facilitated workshop. There will also be a community open house from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., where people can come and go. An online participation is also available at www.mndot.gov/bike.
    Activities will be offered throughout the evening for adults bringing their 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, 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 also may submit written comments on the project website, email greta.alquist@state.mn.us or mail to Greta Alquist, MnDOT Office of Transit MS 315, 395 John Ireland Blvd., St. Paul, MN, 55155
    For more information on the project, visit www.dot.state.mn.us/bike/study.html.          
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