Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan

Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan Update

Project 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 115 times since its inception.

The Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan 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 it 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.

 

Project Timeline

The Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan Update began in June of 2021 and is planned for completion in July of 2022.