Making Serious Strides
I’m sure you’ve all noticed these signs trickled throughout Bemidji indicating cooperative behavior between bicyclists and motorists. Recently, more “Share the Road” signs have made their way to the streets in road improvements in the Nymore area and on Park Avenue (near Paul Bunyan Drive/Dominos Pizza). It is incredibly rewarding to see all of the great work that is taking place in Bemidji to improve the safety of walkers and bicyclsts. Including “Share the Road” signs, well marked crosswalks, and bicycle lanes in the road and street work that has recently taken place and throughout the past year is a very positive step forward for Bemidji. The combination of these road improvements with multi-use trails such as the recent connection of the Paul Bunyan Trail extending from Guthrie to Walker and the connection from Diamond Point Park to the Waterfront are providing more opportunities for people to safely and effectively get to key destinations in the city in other ways that a car. One of Active Living Bemidji’s goals is to help “provide essential infrastructure that makes physical activity the safe, easy, accessible, and enjoyable option. We are excited to see that the City ofÂ Bemidji values that goal and would like to say thank you for helping to make walkers and bicyclists feel more comfortable in Bemidji.