2018 Pedestrian, Bike, Trail System

Final report

City of Northfield Pedestrian, Bike, and Trail System Final Report (PDF)

Please contact Streets and Parks Manager Tim Behrendt with any questions regarding the Pedestrian, Bike and Trail System report.

Interactive map

Please use interactive map to leave comments to tell us where the most important gaps in the walking and biking network are located, and where other problem spots are for walking and bicycling. This input will help the project team make recommendations about how to make Northfield more bikeable and walkable.

Leave comments on interactive map


As part of the 2017 Strategic Plan, the City of Northfield identified a strategic initiative to update its pedestrian, bike, and trail system map. The current Parks, Open Space and Trail System Plan map was adopted in 2008 and is included as an amendment to the City's Comprehensive Plan.

This update should review and propose recommended revisions to current plans and policies to create a safe and connected system for recreation and transportation within the City of Northfield. The update will evaluate trails, sidewalks, and on-street facilities for walking and biking including:

  1. identifying system gaps
  2. establishing a route for the Mills Towns State Trail within the City
  3. updating and extending the Safe Routes to School plan to include Northfield High School and Arcadia Charter School
  4. planning a network of walking and bicycling facilities

The goal of this update is to plan, build and maintain a network of safe and connected trails and street facilities for people of all ages.