We held our Bemidji Area Complete Streets Workshop this Tuesday at the Sandford Center and we couldnâ€™t have asked for a better turn out. Numerous individuals were in attendance including the Mayor Elect, City of Bemidji, Beltrami County, Mn/DOT, Active Living Partnership, DNR, and various other entities and advocates.
Our facilitators Ethan Fawley and Jack Broz helped frame the issues in our community and work with us to envision what a Complete Streets policy would add for the Bemidji Area. Ethan Fawley represents Fresh Energy and the Minnesota Complete Streets Coalition. Jack Broz represents Howard R. Green Company.
Judging by the overwelming buzz and great conversation that was had, it seems that people are very receptive to the idea of pursuing a Complete Streets policy. This is a huge step for Active Living Bemidji and something we have been working towards for the past two years. We are very excited to begin workng on this process! I will try to keep all of our readers informed so watch our blog for updates on this process.
Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to the workshop. Your attendance and input was greatly appreciated.
Just a reminder, that the monthly â€œHereâ€™s to YOUâ€ section of the Bemidji Pioneer comes out next Tuesday. This section is devoted to active living, health, and fitness. Donâ€™t forget to pick up a copy!