2021 Fargo-Moorhead Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Update RFP

Posted: 3/23/2021

Responses due: 4/14/2021

BACKGROUND

The Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area has a rich history of bicycle & pedestrian planning with known bicycle & pedestrian plans dating back to 1975. The F-M Metro Area also has a history of jurisdictional collaboration on bicycle and pedestrian efforts with the Metropolitan Bicycle & Pedestrian Committee meeting 114 times since its inception.

The Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area has a strong bicycle culture with a nationally recognized bike share system. In addition the Area has been designated twice by The League of American Bicyclists as a Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community.

The F-M Metro Area continues to grow and connect both the bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure networks. Shared use paths continue to provide connections, bike lanes and wide paved shoulders provide many of the area’s on-street bikeway options, and sidewalks accompanying the vast majority of the urban roadways. Metro COG and its partnering agencies seek to continue to improve upon past planning efforts in order to make a safe, connected, equitable, and welcoming bicycle and pedestrian experience for all users.

 

PROJECT OBJECTIVE

Every five years Metro COG updates the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan. This plan takes a comprehensive look at the F-M Metro Area’s bicycle & pedestrian networks, seeks input from the public and local jurisdictions, and provides recommendations and guidance to meet the needs of the community and improve the bicycle & pedestrian environment for all users. This plan will incorporate ‘The Six E’s’ of bicycle & pedestrian planning – Education, Encouragement, Evaluation & Planning, Engineering, Enforcement, and Equity.

The last Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan was completed in 2016 and was completed in-house by Metro COG staff. Metro COG is seeking a qualified Consultant to develop an update to the 2016 Plan. The goal is for the updated Plan to be more in-depth than the 2016 Plan with extensive public engagement, planning level cost estimates for future projects, and new ideas to make the community more safe and accessible for both pedestrians and bicycle users. Metro COG is seeking a Consultant who can provide original yet feasible solutions to the bicycle and pedestrian needs of the Fargo-Moorhead Area.

For reference the 2016 Fargo-Moorhead Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan can be found under this page's Resources.

 

NDDOT RFP POSTING


 

Project Contact Information

 

Dan Farnsworth

farnsworth@fmmetrocog.org

701-532-5106


Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Council of Governments
Case Plaza, Suite 232
1 - 2nd Street North
Fargo, ND 58102