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Worthington hosts Bikeable Community Workshop

WORTHINGTON -- Worthington is a step closer to being a friendlier community for bicyclists and pedestrians after city leaders and other residents attended the Bikeable Community Workshop on Wednesday morning.

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A group of cyclists visit in front of Worthington High School during the bike riding portion of Wednesday's Bikeable Community Workshop. (Ryan McGaughey / The Globe)

WORTHINGTON - Worthington is a step closer to being a friendlier community for bicyclists and pedestrians after city leaders and other residents attended the Bikeable Community Workshop on Wednesday morning.

 

Nobles County Community Services-Public Health partnered with the Minnesota Department of Transportation, BikeMN and the Active Living Committee to host the event for the first time.

 

Worthington Mayor Mike Kuhle, city leaders, residents and health workers, among others, gathered at the Worthington Fire Station to listen to and discuss what Worthington needs to better suit bicyclists’ needs. Speakers also discussed traffic rules related to bicycling, as well as as about recognizing the importance of collaborations among local entities to encourage bicycling.  

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“We are just going over some ways to implement the Active Living Plan that has been adopted by the city and move the projects forward and also learn different ways to do it, ” said Cecilia Bofah, Community Wellness Partners Grant Coordinator.

 

Worthington Active Living Plan Committee member Kenton Meier said he was excited to be introduced to new ways of facilitating an active lifestyle to residents.

 

“Hopefully this workshop will give us new ideas to be able to move forward with projects to make it easier for residents to be active in the community,” Meier said.

 

For more of this story, see Saturday's print edition and dglobe.com.

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Worthington Mayor Mike Kuhle (front left), Anne Foley (front right) and Steve Schnieder (back left) were among the participants in the bike-riding portion of the Bikeable Community Workshop. (Ryan McGaughey / The Globe)

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