Unfortunately, we have let our blogging slip a bit with all of the great things we have going on with active living. I wan’t to catch everyoneÂ up to speed on why we are so excited to work on active living and why we have been so busy!
Bemidji Pioneer – “Here’s to You: Active Living” Column
Thanks to the great staff at the Bemidji Pioneer, we were given the opportunity to contribute to a monthly section of the newspaper which is devoted to active living, health and fitness. There is a lot of great material in this section so keep an eye out. October Article
JPB Land Use and Transportation Plan Updates
Staff for active living vigorously worked through the summer to create proposed updates to the Bemidji Area Joint Planning Board’s Land Use and Transportation documents to include active living concepts. On Thursday, October 28th the JPC (Joint Planning Commission) unanimously voted to move forward with the process to adopt the Land Use and Transportation Plan updates! Revisions to these plan can be found on the home page of our website.
“Complete Streets are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users. Pedestrians, bicyclstgs, motorists, and public transportation users of all ages and abilities are able to safely move along and across a complete street” (National Complete Streets Coalition).The Active Living Partnership will be hosting a Bemidji Area Complete Streets Workshop on November 16th at the Sanford Center. The Complete Streets Coaliton will be leading this workshop. The Minnesota Department of Transportation has adopted a complete streets policy and encourages complete streets policies at the local level. The Active Living Bemidji Partnership has identified complete streets as an important strategy and is utilizing this workshop as a stepping stone. If you are interested in this workshop please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to busy and exciting year in 2011 as we continue to move active living in the Bemidji Area forward. We appreciate your support.