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Posted on: May 1, 2018

Longview area Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan ready for public review

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The Longview Metropolitan Planning Organization invites the public to an Open House to review the Bicycle & Pedestrian Planwhich serves as a guide for planning bicycle and pedestrian facility improvements throughout the greater Longview area. It’s the result of months of work including listening sessions comprised of stakeholders knowledgeable about bicycle and pedestrian issues, an online interactive map, an online survey, open houses, a technical advisory committee, and an oversight team all working together to address the needs of community members who walk, run, or bike in the area.

The Open House will begin with a brief presentation of the Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan by the project team at 5:30 pm, followed by an Open House, where attendees will learn about the Plan development, vision, and specific bicycle and pedestrian recommendations throughout the community. Project team members will be present to answer questions and share details of the Plan to those in attendance. The Open House will occur at the following date and location:

Open House 
Tuesday, May 8, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Maude Cobb Convention & Activity Center, 100 Grand Blvd.

The Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan recommends 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 proposes a comprehensive network of trails, sidewalks and bikeways, and recommends public policies, projects and programs to make it happen.

 “Through the online survey and interactive map, we have incorporated community feedback into the development of the Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan, where improved safety for all transportation users has remained a leading factor in creating a comprehensive network of recommended sidewalks and bicycle paths.” said Karen Owen, Transportation Planning Manager for the Longview Metropolitan Planning Organization. “This Plan includes standard practices and implementation methods to support our progression towards becoming a more bicycle and pedestrian friendly community.”

After the May 8th Open House, the Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan in draft form will be available online at LongviewTexas.gov/WalkBike and at the Longview Public Library, 222 W Cotton St. Community members may submit comments and questions by emailing MPO@longviewtexas.gov or by calling 903-237-1062.

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