Residents like parks, see highway crossings as safety issue

School children play at Bicknell Park on the merry-go-round. Citizens who participated in a community visioning focus group recently, thought Humboldt's parks and trails were a big asset. Humboldt Independent photo.

By Kent Thompson
Local residents had some strong opinions on things they like and things that could be improved upon, according to a Community Visioning focus group workshop on Saturday, March 18, at the Mease Elementary School.
A total of 24 people participated in the question and answer sessions and discussions.
The focus groups were divided into categories: parents and youth; older adults; active recreationalists and people with mobility impairments.
Organizers were trying to find some consensus and an overall feeling about what people think about the transportation enhancements currently in place and ways to improve the community in that regard.
As a whole, focus group members gave high marks to the city's parks and trails, with only a few minor recommendations for improvements. Highway crossings to Lake Nokomis Park and on Highway 169 to the Humboldt Middle School and High School were seen as transportation barriers that could be improved.
Read more about the community assessment in this week's Humboldt Independent. Subscribe by clicking on the link at the top of the page.

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