Farmington, Minnesota

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Bike Pedestrian Plan

Bike Pedestrian Plan
Posted on 04/25/2019
Bike Pedestrian Plan

Plan Background

In 2018, Dakota County awarded a $32,000 Statewide Health Improvement Partnership grant to the city to develop a Bike Pedestrian Plan. The grant funds received covered the cost to hire Hoisington Koegler Group, Inc. (HKGI), a consulting firm, to work with the city. The purpose of the plan is to complete an analysis of the city’s existing sidewalks and trails system in order to improve connections, improve safety and determine the current system’s on-going maintenance and eventual replacement costs.

The plan thus far has completed the initial public input process and an inventory and analysis of the existing trail and sidewalk system. The public input process included a survey questionnaire, a Social Pinpoint exercise and a booth at the January Community Expo. Along with the public input process, the Bike Pedestrian Plan Committee, comprised of community members, has met twice to help provide additional input and guidance. 

The city is now moving into the system recommendation phase of developing the plan. This means residents have another opportunity to provide further input on the plan.

Draft Plan Materials

The city has created a draft Bike Pedestrian Plan for the public to review. After reviewing, participants are encouraged to complete a comment form which can be dropped off at or mailed to City Hall, 430 Third St. In addition to the comment form, an online survey is also available to complete. You can direct any questions or comments to Randy Distad, Parks and Recreation Director at

Upcoming Public Meetings

There will be two more opportunities for the public to receive more information about the plan as it is further updated.

Monday, May 20 at 6 p.m.: Presentation of the draft plan to City Council, Planning Commission and Park and Recreation Commission in the council chambers.

Monday, June 17 at 7 p.m.: City Council meeting in the council chambers.