The Bike and Pedestrian Plan for Washington County is being developed in an effort to increase opportunities for non-motorized vehicle transportation.
The plan will make recommendations to develop a countywide network of trails and routes as alternate modes of transportation that can be integrated into a user’s daily routine. The plan will focus on creating trails and routes that provide accessibility to essential services, such as schools, commercial centers and major employment centers as well as creating a trail network that provides varied recreational opportunities that are enjoyable for all residents.
On August 16, Washington County will be hosting a public workshop for community members. At this workshop, county residents will be able to comment on:
– The types of bicycle and pedestrian facilities you like
– Where you want the paths to go
– Identify your priorities
– What impacts your decision to walk or bike
– What is most important to you.
At the community workshop, community members can also participate in different activities to show your recommendations for future development and preferences of paths.
The community workshop will be held at the Washington County Public Agency Center on August 16 in Room 3224.
Community members can stop by anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. The Advisory Committee for the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan will have its first meeting on August 15.
The Advisory Committee is made up of representatives from local governments, experienced bicyclists, local school district representatives, and other bicycling organizations.
The committee will make recommendations for policies, programs and ordinances that will support the development of a safe and accessible network of trails which encourage active lifestyles in a way that is safe, comfortable and enjoyable for all users.