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Walk [Your City]: Downtown Bismarck is a partnership between GO! and the Downtowners Association to create, install, and monitor a Walk [Your City] campaign in Downtown Bismarck. Walk [Your City] has campaigns in numerous cities, neighborhoods, and districts giving pedestrian’s and bicyclists wayfinding signage, as well as estimated times to points of interest and unique destinations.
Bismarck-Mandan Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
This will be the Bismarck-Mandan region’s first-ever Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. The purpose of the plan is to guide investment in community sidewalks, trails, and roads to make bicycling and walking a safe and comfortable, and reliable choice for all residents. The plan will also address encouragement, education, and enforcement policies to support widespread use of our network. The plan will focus on near-term solutions that can be implemented in the next five years.
The Bismarck-Mandan MPO is leading this effort with support from the City of Bismarck, City of Mandan, NDDOT, FHWA, Bismarck Parks and Recreation, and Mandan Parks and Recreation.
To learn more and to provide input via the plan website, visit www.bismanbikewalk.com.
Bismarck-Mandan School Safety Crossing Study
This is a unique opportunity to discuss safety concerns that take place during school-time arrival and dismissal and to identify future improvements to school transportation safety.
This Bismarck-Mandan Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO); the Cities of Bismarck, Mandan and Lincoln; and the Bismarck and Mandan Public School Districts are partnering to complete the School Safety Crossing Study for all Bismarck, Mandan and Lincoln Public Schools. The study will identify safety concerns and recommend improvements at 33 public school sites.
More information about the study can be found at www.bis-mansscs.com
Healthier Vending Options
A key strategy for obesity prevention is improving access to healthy foods and beverages. Unfortunately, it can be difficult at times to find healthy options when on the go. Vending machines offer the convenience of a quick snack, but the selection of healthy options can be limited. Applying nutrition standards for foods and beverages in vending machines can improve access to healthier selections.