City Bicycle & Pedestrian Public Input Meeting, Sept 29

Thanh -- September 22nd, 2009

The City of Harrisonburg’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan Advisory Committee is hosting a Public Input Meeting on Tuesday September 29, 2009 from 6:30-8:30PM at Thomas Harrison Middle School.

The city’s Bicycle Plan was first adopted in 1994 and updated in 1999 and 2005. The city’s Pedestrian Plan was first adopted in 2004. In an effort to continue providing a meaningful framework for developing and implementing bicycle and pedestrian transportation in the city, the City of Harrisonburg and the Plan Advisory Committee wishes to have the updated plans adopted by City Council in 2010 (around the same time the next Comprehensive Plan update occurs).

A 14-member Advisory Committee, which includes representatives from various city departments and community organizations like Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition, RMH Community Health, Safe Kids of the Central Shenandoah Valley, James Madison University, Eastern Mennonite University, Valley Associates for Independent Living, etc., have been meeting since May 2009. Collecting comments from the city’s informal Bicycle & Pedestrian Committee and soliciting comments from the community, the Advisory Committee has developed a draft Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan with a list and maps showing locations of priority improvements and new facilities. A draft of this plan and associated maps is available for download, public review and comment at www.harrisonburgva.gov/bikeped.

The Public Input Meeting this is not a (formal) public hearing, but will be like an open house (where citizens can arrive anytime between 6:30-8:30pm) and provide feedback, share ideas, and ask questions of the Advisory Committee members who will be available at the meeting.

Author’s note: Comments to this post and discussion here is encouraged. However, please be advised that comments posted here will not be collected and reviewed by Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan Advisory Committee for inclusion in the final draft of the Bicycle & Pedestrian Plans. Official comments should be submitted to thanhd@harrisonburgva.gov or to Public Works Department, ATTN: Thanh Dang, 320 East Mosby Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

One Response to “City Bicycle & Pedestrian Public Input Meeting, Sept 29”

  1. Thanh says:

    There’s a lot of great biking, walking, and “alternative” / multimodal transportation events happening in the next few weeks. Check out the posts under “hburg happenings”!

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