There is an abundance of materials available at the state and national level that details bicycle and pedestrian planning and guidance. A number of those resources are linked below. More resources will be added as the planning process progresses.
Our first meeting of the Steering Committees met last night with great representation from all Committees and the general public. One Steering Committee member and Head of Pokey Pedaling Stevens Point blog has a great post summarizing all that went on. Please check it out here.
Thanks to all that participated! Next Meeting Dates coming soon.
As part of the information gathering process for the Portage County Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan, Toole Design Group has developed an interactive map that allows users to map bicycle rides and make note of problems they encounter. The map is built on Google Maps Bicycle Map and should be familiar to anyone who has used Google maps before.
We are happy to announce that our first Meeting (Joint with Urban, Rural, and Technical) will be on January 29th at 7:00pm. We look forward to starting the discussions! Agenda, meeting information to follow shortly.
Materials for the first Committee Meeting are now available for download:
The materials posted above will also be mailed to Committee members.
In fall of 2010, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation awarded a $141,000 grant from the Transportation Enhancement (TE) Planning Program to Portage County to undertake long-range planning related to non-vehicular travel (i.e. bicycle and pedestrian activity). The scope of work for the project is quite extensive, including:
- an analysis of existing policies and practices regarding bicycle and pedestrian facilities;
- an inventory and analysis of these facilities;
- public participation to understand how people currently use, and might like to use these facilities;
- recommendations for how a logical, useful network of facilities might evolve;
- creation of basic design guidelines for how facilities should be constructed to make for a uniform future network;
- identification of policies to assist in moving bicycle/pedestrian awareness and accommodation forward.
Also included in the facility analysis is a review of school access to be used in future Safe Routes to School planning.