City of Longview News

Posted on: September 6, 2017

Input sought to improve walking and biking in greater Longview area

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The Longview Metropolitan Planning Organization invites the public to give their input for Walk and Bike Longview, the region’s first bicycle and pedestrian plan. Community input is vital to the success of the project. Residents are encouraged to participate in scheduled “Open House” meetings and to give their input through an online survey and interactive map.  

Open House attendees will learn about the project goals, process and timeline from members of the project team, and can share their priorities for making walking and bicycling safer and easier in the region. Two Open Houses will occur at the following dates and locations:

  • Open House #1: Thursday, September 21, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    LeTourneau University, Solheim Recreation & Activity Center, 2100 S. Mobberly Ave.,
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  • Open House #2: Friday, September 22, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Gregg County Historical Museum, 214 N. Fredonia St.,
    (A booth will also be set up during Downtown Live at Heritage Plaza, 219 E. Methvin St.)
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Walk and Bike Longview will recommend ways to improve the safety, accessibility, and mobility of people biking and walking. The planning area for this project includes the cities of Longview, Lakeport, White Oak, Clarksville City, Warren City, Gladewater, Union Grove, and East Mountain. The Plan will propose a comprehensive network of trails, sidewalks and bikeways, and recommend public policies, projects and programs to make it happen.

 “Walking and bicycling are not just good for our health and the environment, having easy opportunities to be active outside makes our region a more attractive place to live and do business.” said Karen Owen, Transportation Planning Manager for the Longview Metropolitan Planning Organization. “Through the online survey and interactive map, we want to hear where people want to walk and bike and help identify problem areas.”

Participants in the open houses and online survey will be entered for a chance to win prizes including a bike. The online survey and interactive map will be available through December 1, 2017. Community members may learn more or submit comments and questions by visiting LongviewTexas.gov/WalkBike, emailing MPO@longviewtexas.gov, or by calling 903-237-1062. 

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