Mid-Minnesota Development Commission: City of Willmar Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

Posted on: October 4th, 2012 by Kate Humphrey

NADO’s 2012 Innovation Awards recognized 64 projects from 22 states for their creative approaches to regional community and economic development, including the project described below. Click here for the full list of winners.

The Mid-Minnesota Development Commission facilitated the development of the City of Willmar Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan to identify gaps in the city’s current system of trails. The plan identified major destinations and how they could be connected to the network plan (using trails and on-street routes) and addressed major safety concerns for pedestrians due to high traffic arterial streets. Willmar’s police department provided valuable input in identifying safety concerns. One priority project has already been completed, with several others underway. Elements of the plan have been incorporated into other documents, including the comprehensive plan and a downtown development plan.

Donn Winckler, Executive Director: [email protected]

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