Downtown Liveability: Bike-friendly? Pedestrian-friendly?

bike hitch in use.jpgJoin us on Tuesday, April 4 for our next Downtown Forum. We meet at 8 am on the first Tuesday of each month in the lower level conference room of the Archer House on Division Street in downtown Northfield.

Our April Forum will grapple with questions like the following: “How can downtown Northfield ensure a safe presence for both automobiles and pedestrians? Is the call for more parking downtown at odds with some residents’ desire to make downtown more “friendly” to walkers and cyclists? Will the City make a clear commitment to our bike-riding population by installing bike racks in downtown?

With the increased opportunities to live downtown, we are interested in exploring how people use downtown not only as a center for shopping and recreation but as a residential neighborhood. Panelists will include Howard Merriam, director of resource and park planning with the City of Northfield, Eric Johnson, certified scientist and well-known bicycle commuter, and Bruce Anderson, executive director of RENew Northfield and an avid cyclist and walker.

If you have questions, please call 507-663-0319 or click on Contact Us over there on the left side of the screen.