Demonstration project guide and technical assistance opportunity

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Demonstration project guide and technical assistance opportunity 

Demonstration project guide now available

Take a minute to check out this new guide! MnDOT has just released a new demonstration project guide for local communities to use to improve their walkability. Demonstration projects are short-term, low-cost, temporary roadway projects used to pilot potential long-term design solutions to improve walking/bicycling and public spaces. Demonstration projects allow public agencies and the community to evaluate possible infrastructure improvements before potentially investing in permanent changes. Benefits of using a demonstration project approach and more detail on MnDOT’s SRTS Demonstration Project process is available in the guide.

Demonstration Project Implementation Guide cover

Technical assistance and demonstration project materials opportunity due Feb. 14

Want to do a demonstration project this year? Safe Routes to School demonstration project technical assistance will support communities with existing SRTS plans, in undertaking the process to plan, design and implement a SRTS demonstration project in their community. Selected communities will participate in a professional facilitated workshop to explore safety issues and collaboratively develop solutions at a location identified in their SRTS plan or other planning document. Communities will partner with the local road authority to develop an MN MUTCD compliant demonstration project concept.

This technical assistance includes all the drawings, specifications and permits required to implement the demonstration project. Installation materials will be provided to implement a demonstration project at the identified location in spring or fall of 2020. Community members will be able to participate in project installation and evaluation.

Kasson Demo