Fergus Falls, MN

Level: bronze
Population: 13,215
Population Density: 860/sq. mi.
Program Website
Contact: David Sanderson

Community Highlights

Fergus Falls is a Bronze-level Walk Friendly Community because of its outstanding Safe Routes to School program and supportive planning practices.

  • Fergus Falls has a detailed Safe Routes to School Plan for the city’s three elementary schools and one middle school. All schools participate in International Walk to School Day and two schools have a program called JAWS (Jogging and Walking Students) that rewards students for the number of laps they complete during recess.
  • Shop, Move n’ Groove shuts down three block of Main Street on a Wednesday evening to promote active living, family fun, healthy food, and local businesses.
  • Coalitions that advocate for a more walkable Fergus Falls include: PEDal Fergus Falls, PartnerSHIP 4 Health, Live Well Fergus Falls, and the city’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee.
  • Fergus Falls has a Complete Streets policy that specifies the early consideration of all modes in roadway projects.