Williston bike lane pilot project

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WILLISTON, N.D. - The pilot project to install bike lanes along Main Street between 6th and 11th Street has been in place for a couple of weeks, and Thursday night was the final night for the community to give feedback.

Williston received funding for the project through the North Dakota Department of Transportation's statewide active transportation initiative. The goal is to provide bicyclists with better and safer accessibility.

The city held four public input meetings during Summer Nights on Main, and principal planner Rachel Laqua says the response, for the most part, has been positive.

"We've had about 150 surveys filled out so far. So, the DOT and their consultants will be doing the work to go through those, but from what we've looked at, the positive response has been overwhelming. As drivers, people are kind of neutral about it, but as far as bikers and people who like to be active, it seems like those are really positive so far," said Laqua.

Laqua says that once the DOT has reviewed the surveys, they'll determine if more bike lanes could be used throughout town.