MOVE: Bicycle-Pedestrian Plan

HKGi completed the development of a Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan that will guide future investment decisions and prioritize initiatives to improve and enhance the County’s bicycle and pedestrian network. In the initial phase of the project HKGi and its consultant partner CivicBrand collected input from stakeholders from across the County and conducted a detailed existing conditions analysis. Engagement activities included pop-up meetings at community events such as the Tour de Hugo and a local bluegrass festival. The existing conditions report included analyses of Level of Comfort, trip orientation-destination, demographic/population trends, crash data, and demand.

The next phases of the project established a hierarchy of existing routes and trails and identified recommended new or improved routes. HKGi also helped the County prioritize recommended improvement projects by identifying low cost/high benefit improvements as well as crossings and focus areas that will have the greatest impact on safety and usage of the network.

Since adoption of the Plan, Washington County has implemented several of the plan’s initiatives for regional trail planning, existing trail extensions, and trail improvement projects.

Location

Washington County, Minnesota

Client

Washington County