Jefferson County’s draft Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Maps are now available for public comment. The two maps, one for the Bicycle Plan and the other for the Pedestrian Plan, were developed by the Transportation Planning team in the county’s Transportation and Engineering Division. The purpose of the two plans is to guide the county in developing a network of on-street bicycle facilities and off-street paths, sidewalks and trails.
In creating these maps, the Transportation Planning team made regional recommendations by incorporating various municipal bicycle and pedestrian plans. Using a regional approach, the bicycle and pedestrian facilities will be continuous and consistent in the cities, towns and unincorporated county areas. An important feature of this plan is to utilize Kipling Street as a north-south multi-modal “backbone,” connecting to a ladder-style network of east-west connections. No funding is currently available to implement the plan, but projects will be implemented as individual roadway corridors are developed.
This plan shows a long-term vision for Jefferson County and represents significant future investments. Reviews and comments on the plan maps are being accepted through January 31, 2012, at www.jeffco.us/bike-plan. Please make your voice heard on this important plan.
For more information, contact Will Kerns, AICP Transportation Planner, at 303-271-8497 or email@example.com.