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Taking a “brake” to celebrate National Bike Month

SRF staff from our Minneapolis and St. Paul offices participated in Bike-to-Work Day on Friday, May 19.

It’s National Bike Month and at SRF, we know a thing or two about bikes! This is a great opportunity to highlight the importance of helping communities become more bike-friendly and acknowledge the health and environmental benefits of active transportation.

From dedicated bike lanes to widened sidewalks, there are a multitude of ways we work with communities to improve safety for cyclists while still accommodating vehicle traffic. The implementation of thoughtful designs encourages people to ride their bikes and promotes healthy living habits.

As part of St. Louis Park’s Connect the Park plan, SRF designed the Dakota-Edgewood bikeway and bridge. The trail bridge is key in connecting Dakota Avenue south of the railroad with local destinations to the north.

Some of our most recent projects include the City of St. Louis Park’s Dakota-Edgewood Bikeway and Pedestrian Bridge and the City of Plymouth’s Northwest Greenway Trail Peony Lane (South) Trailhead. We also assist clients with developing trail plans, such as the Three Rivers Park District’s Diamond Lake Regional Trail Master Plan and Scott County Trail Master Plans.

Not only are we committed to developing multimodal transportation solutions, but we also lead by example! Nestled among an abundance of bike trails in one of best bike cities in the U.S., SRF’s Minneapolis office is home to a designated bike garage making it easy for employees to take advantage of the surrounding amenities. We love to coordinate employee bike events, such as last month’s Bike & Brewery Tour in Minneapolis and this month’s Bike-to-Work Day at the Minneapolis and St. Paul offices. Several employees in all our offices also bike to and from work daily—rain, snow, or shine.

SRF’s enthusiasm for biking is underscored by the annual National Multiple Sclerosis Society MS 150 Bike Ride. Since 2002, SRF staff and their families and friends have participated in the ride, which is slated for June 10-11 this year. This year’s riders have established a fundraising goal of $12,000 to add to the nearly $170,000 total they have previously raised since 2002.