NEWSBRIEF: Dakota County seeks public input on walking and bicycling study

Over the past year, Dakota County has been preparing a study of countywide walking and bicycling networks with a focus on county roads. The draft study:

• Affirms the importance of investing in walking and biking in Dakota County

• Identifies the county’s specific challenges that create barriers to walking and biking 

• Recommends a focus on facilities for people of all ages and abilities

• Recommends a focus on safety at crossings of county highways

• Prioritizes existing gaps in the pedestrian and bicycle system

The Draft Pedestrian and Bicycle Study is available to view on the project website, along with the ability to provide online comments through Aug. 12. For more information, visit www.dakotacounty.us and search “Pedestrian and Bicycle Study.”

The project is supported by the Minnesota Department of Health’s Statewide Health Improvement Partnership.

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