Fergus Falls Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

The City's vibrant Downtown District is a key destination for walking and bicycling trips. Image courtesy of University of Minnesota Extension Service.

CDG was selected by the City of Fergus Falls to lead development of its new Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan.

The City, a thriving community with a population of 13,500 residents in west-central Minnesota, is seeking to capitalize on its many assets - including its relatively compact size - to grow trips by foot or bike.

Its new Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan focuses on building an “All Ages and Abilities” walking and biking network - an ambitious goal for a small / rural community.

The City seeks to build a walk/bike network that grows tourism and economic development, and connects residents and visitors to work, schools, parks, shopping and community destinations using facilities that are safe, comfortable and inviting to the majority of its population.

The plan strongly articulates a holistic “6Es” framework, with development of new infrastructure, and additional initiatives addressing education, encouragement, enforcement, measurement and evaluation, and equity - setting the city on its path to continuing success.