Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota
This project was completed as part of a year-long partnership between the City of Rosemount and the University of Minnesota’s Resilient Communities Project (http://www.rcp.umn.edu). The Rosemount City Council has set goals of increasing well-designed and diverse public spaces and increase existing transportation and transit options. To these ends, the City has developed plans and made investments to make Rosemount a community where choosing to bicycle or walk is a safe, convenient, and enjoyable recreation and transportation option for everyone. However, there are few resources at the national, state, or local level to evaluate the effectiveness of these efforts. The goal of this project was to create a formative evaluation plan for assessing how well Rosemount’s non-motorized transportation planning efforts have achieved the City’s goals of making walking and biking safer, more convenient, and more enjoyable for residents. In collaboration with city project lead Jason Lindahl, a planner for the City of Rosemount, a team of students in PA 5311: Program Evaluation designed an evaluation plan to determine how Rosemount can assess and improve its Non-Motorized Transportation Program and provided recommendations for evaluation implementation. A final report from the project is available.
Report completed by students enrolled in PA 5311: Program Evaluation, taught by Hanife Cakici and Jodi Sandfort in fall 2014.
This project was supported by the Resilient Communities Project (RCP), a program at the University of Minnesota that convenes the wide-ranging expertise of U of M faculty and students to address strategic local projects that advance community resilience and sustainability. RCP is a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA). More information at http://www.rcp.umn.edu.
Harens, Liz; Larson, Jenna; Murphy, James; Rojas, Elizabeth; Winner, Danielle.
Rosemount Non-Motorized Transportation Evaluation Plan.
Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota.
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