MN Officials Aim To Increase Bike Friendliness

By KBJR News 1

March 15, 2012 Updated Mar 15, 2012 at 7:50 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- Minnesota is one of the most bicycle–friendly places in the nation and state officials hope to keep that reputation.

A statewide bicycle planning study is currently being crafted.
Duluthians were given the chance to hear plans and weigh in on the proposals Thursday night.

Making bike riding a safe and usable transportation option and ideas for future trail accommodations were among the topics discussed.

The feedback will help MNDot improve and develop consistent policies and practices across the state.

"The Minnesota Department of Transportation is committed to being a multimodal agency and obviously one of those components of our transportation system in Minnesota is bicycling. Minnesota is the number 4 bicycle friendly state in the country which is fantastic but there's always room for improvement," said Greta Alquist of MNDot.

If you were unable to make it to tonight's meeting and would like more details, you can join in on a statewide webinar discussion on Wednesday March 22nd.

For more information on the project, visit www.dot.state.mn.us/bike/study.html.