1Description

These are plans to create continuous routes for pedestrian and bicycle movement.

2Purpose

To promote investments and policies that focus on pedestrian-friendly and bicycle-friendly environments at the scale of neighborhoods and districts, as opposed to isolated segments of roadways and sidewalks.

3Issues

Changes to sidewalks and road design can be capital intensive. Coordination/cooperation with county and state level DOTs can be difficult.

4Advantages

Can be used to engage citizens in all planning issues by leveraging interest in quality of life and in healthy, active lifestyles.  Initial capital investments can be quite low, such as bike racks, traffic striping, and signage.