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The Vision of the Rochester-Olmsted Bicycle Master Plan is to create an environment that fosters bicycle travel as a healthy, environmentally sustainable transportation alternative that will reduce vehicular travel and improve the character of the community through projects, programs and policies that work together to provide safe and efficient opportunities for bicyclists to access public transportation, schools, workplaces, shopping areas, services, recreation and residences.
The Olmsted County Planning Department and the Olmsted County Public Health Department are nearing completion of the Rochester-Olmsted Bicycle Master Plan 2012, a project devoted to the creation of an environment that fosters bicycle travel as a healthy, environmentally sustainable transportation mode.
Community feedback is critical to the successful development of the Bicycle Master Plan. Two Public Input Meetings were held during the plan preparation: the First Public Input Meeting was held on May 18, 2011 and the Second Public Input Meeting was held on November 17, 2011 at the Rochester Public Library Auditorium. A Community Organizations and Groups Forum was conducted on January 11, 2012 to broaden outreach on the plan. At the Public Input Meetings and Public Forum staff was available to answer question and accept comments on various elements of the plan.
Staff has incorporated the valuable public feedback obtained at the two Public Meetings and a Community Organizations and Group Forum in the development of the plan. The final plan was reviewed by the local road authorities, the Bicycle –Pedestrian Advisory Committee and the Public Health Advisory Board. The final plan was adopted by the Rochester City Council after a public hearing on June 18, 2012. The Bicycle Master Plan is now the part of transportation section of the City Comprehensive Plan. Rochester-Olmsted Council of Governments (ROCOG) also adopted the plan through a public hearing process on June 25, 2012 by amending their Long Range Transportation Plan 2040. The Final Plan document, maps, and other visuals are available for public viewing.
Please access the pages listed on the left above for details of the plan and its elements.
Comments on the Rochester-Olmsted Bicycle Master Plan may be submitted by email or in writing to:
Muhammad Khan Senior Transportation Planner Olmsted County Planning Department 2122 Campus Drive SE, Suite 100 Rochester, MN 55904-4744