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Rochester's Mayor Kim Norton's vision: More bike-friendly and managing traffic

Rochester's explosive growth is no secret. But with growth comes change and some residents are concerned about an evolving city. Mayor Kim Norton addressed those concerns.

Posted: Apr 30, 2019 11:44 PM
Updated: May 1, 2019 8:14 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - A city that is more bike-friendly, walkable and better at managing traffic are some of the priorities.

These are among Mayor Kim Norton's goals to make Rochester a more livable city. Tonight - residents got to engage the Mayor on those goals.

"I think that overall the growth is good," Allyson Maurer said. "Sometimes it seems like we might not be able to keep up with the services."

Residents got to share their hopes for the city.

"Housing for the homeless," Barbara Boyer said. "I think that's a big concern for everybody."

What emerged was a spirit of Med City optimism from the event.

"Rochester's growing by leaps and bounds," Boyer said. "It's becoming more and more diverse in the 38 years that I have been here."

Maurer agrees.

"There's a lot of things that were kind of right for change," Maurer said.

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