Imagine a downtown Fargo that is even more safely and easily traversed, without a car.
The City of Fargo brings us a step closer to this vision with the addition of a protected bike lane as part of the reconstruction of NP Avenue between 10th Street and University Drive. Kilbourne Group supports extending it all the way to the Red River, an already desirable biking locale.
Riding a bike should not require an act of bravery. By separating bicycles from traffic and sidewalks, protected bike lanes invite a new class of bikers to downtown, namely families and children, who previously may not have felt comfortable navigating busy roads. The newly protected bike lanes not only increase safety; they create new spaces for healthy, active lifestyles.
This project will benefit downtown residents, countless visitors, and users of the record-breaking new Great Rides Bike Share, which has wrapped an incredibly successful first season in Fargo.
Kilbourne Group envisions NP Avenue as a front door to downtown from University. Exciting projects along this corridor include 1213 NP, future home of Prairie Roots Food Co-op, and the transformation of the historic Woodrow Wilson school into an array of residential options.
Kilbourne Group believes vibrant downtowns create smart, healthy cities. The protected bike lane along NP Avenue breaks new ground as the first of its kind in the state of North Dakota. This smart street design adds to Fargo another safe, easy, and desirable place to get outside and be active!