Demonstration project to be installed at intersection of Gould Avenue, First Street in Bemidji

A pedestrian and bike demonstration project will be installed on Gould Avenue NE and First Street E on Aug. 31, with the goal of making it safer to cross the streets.

First Street and Gould Ave intersection.jpg
First Street and Gould Ave intersection
Courtesy of city of Bemidji
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BEMIDJI — A pedestrian and bike demonstration project will be installed at the intersection of Gould Avenue NE and First Street E in Bemidji on Wednesday, Aug. 31.

The demonstration project is a protected intersection that aims to reduce vehicle speeds and increase the visibility of pedestrians and cyclists crossing the street.

Approved during an Aug. 15 meeting of the Bemidji City Council , it is a temporary project and will be removed in October before the snow plowing season begins.

The project is a collaboration between the Minnesota Department of Health and the Headwaters Regional Development Commission, alongside other community leaders, related to the Bemidji Walkable Community Workshop Group.

Feedback and suggestions from the community are welcomed and encouraged and can be left on the HRDC’s website under the Bemidji Walkable Community Workshop page.

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