2018 Pedestrian, Bike, Trail System

CITY OF NORTHFIELD PEDESTRIAN, BIKE, AND TRAIL SYSTEM FINAL  REPORT

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.

http://wikimapping.com/wikimap/Northfield-Ped-Bike-Trail.html


Introduction

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.


Community Meetings 

We are hosting a variety of community meetings and an onlinesurvey in an effort to talk to as many community members as possible. Based on your feedback, we’ll recommend a final route for the Mill Town StateTrail through Northfield and identify and prioritize bikeway gaps in thecity.  Join us at one of the following community meetings to learn,discuss, and prioritize bicycle and trail system goals.

Saturday, September 15th, Riverwalk Market Fair,9am-12pm

Wednesday, September 19th, Greenvale ParkElementary, 6:30-8:30pm

Tuesday, September 25th, NCRC/Fifty North,9-11am, Northfield City Hall, 6-8pm