Fergus Falls Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

Fergus Falls has an active and engaged community of walking and biking advocates. Image courtesy of Patrick Hollister and Pedal Fergus Falls.

Fergus Falls, a thriving community with a population of 13,500 residents in west-central Minnesota, is seeking to capitalize on its many assets - including its active advocacy community, its many trails, and compact size - to grow trips by foot or bike.

CDG developed the City's new Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan to focus on building an “All Ages and Abilities” walking and biking network - an ambitious goal for a small / rural community.

The new plan's robust walk/bike network and wide-ranging programming initiatives will grow tourism and economic development, and connect residents and visitors to work, schools, parks, shopping and community destinations with 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.

The plan was adopted in February 2022 and is moving forward into implementation.