Open house for Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan set Aug. 10

Dakota County is hosting an open house to discuss its Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan. The plan will create a unified countywide vision for walking and bicycling, focusing on the county road networks.

The open house is scheduled 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Big Rivers Regional Trailhead, 1495 Sibley Memorial Highway, Mendota Heights.

Staff will be available to discuss the project and collect input on barriers, gaps, and opportunities to improve the walking and bicycling networks in Dakota County. Family-friendly activities will also be part of the open house.

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan will identify policies, strategies, and tools to encourage active living and improve community health. It will include an analysis of existing conditions for walking and biking, a countywide pedestrian and bicycle system plan and map, and a toolbox of recommended walking and bicycling policies, strategies, and best practices.

Dakota County residents and others are invited to visit the open house to learn more about the project and provide comments and input. For more information, visit www.co.dakota.mn.us and search “Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan” or contact Lil Leatham, project manager, at 952-891-7159 or [email protected].