Navarre Group Addresses Safety Issues

A group of Navarre residents is addressing local pedestrian, bike and auto safety issues.

To make Navarre a more walkable, bikeable community, a collection of neighbors founded the Navarre Community Initiative (NCI). The group meets monthly to address safety issues for walkers and bikers on county roads and suggests changes to city infrastructure to better accommodate these groups. It has also initiated forums with the city of Orono and Hennepin County to address these concerns.

Recently the NCI presented a petition to the Orono City Council and Planning Commission with 200 signatures proclaiming pedestrian, bike and auto safety as the No. 1 priority within Navarre. NCI member Candice Nadler says, “We’re trying to improve the safety, character and beauty of our area and develop the neighborhood again. We want to give it a hometown feel.”

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