Fargo-Moorhead Metro Bikeways Gap Analysis

Background

Upon completion of the 2016 Fargo-Moorhead Metro Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan, 119 potential projects were identified to improve connectivity for bicyclists within the area. Of the gaps identified in the 2016 Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan, the jurisdictions of West Fargo, Fargo, Moorhead, and Clay County have identified a total of 16 gaps to be thoroughly analyzed as part of this study. The identification of the gaps to be analyzed as part of this study has been based on results of the 2016 Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan, local needs, public feedback, and a general understanding that implementation is most likely feasible to eliminate the gap in some way.

Objective

The objective of this project is to:

  • Develop planning-level alternatives for closing the gaps, including graphics (sketches and renderings), information about impact to adjacent properties (i.e. will easements or right-ofway be needed, and if so, how much), the extent to which standards can be met, comparison of alternatives, and planning level cost estimates. Once analyzed, the participating local jurisdictions will use the information provided by this study to pursue efforts to fund and implement the gaps.
  • Prioritize projects, based on information provided by the alternatives analysis and public input, and
  • Prepare a report and graphics that provide information and recommendations for resolution of gaps in the bikeway network.

Metro COG seeking public comments for the FM Metro Bikeways Gap Analysis Draft Report 

 

The public comment period for the Fargo-Moorhead Metro Bikeways Gap Analysis Draft Report is open from November 27th, 2019 to December 11th, 2019.  The public is encouraged to share written comments for consideration in the Final Report, which will be completed before the end of the year.  The Draft Report can be found under Project Resources to the right of this page.  

 

Please email written comments about the Draft Report directly to Dan Farnsworth at the contact information to the right, or mail comments directly to Metro COG at: One 2nd Street North, Case Plaza Suite 232, Fargo, ND 58102.  Please have all comments regarding the Draft Report submitted to Metro COG no later than Wednesday, December 11, 2019.