The City of Grand Junction has initiated an effort to create the City’s first Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan and update the existing Transportation Engineering Design Standards (TEDS). The first step in the process is to create a steering committee of 10-15 interested individuals. Applications are now open and City Council will select the finalists for the committee. The deadline to apply is August 5, 2022.
Members of the Steering Committee will be responsible for attending a series of six meetings throughout the duration of the project (September 2022 – April 2023). Meetings will be held in person and/or online during the day or evenings. The dates and times of meetings will be provided to applicants who are selected and appointed to the committee by City Council. Both individual community members and stakeholder group representatives are invited to apply.
“Members of the community who want to help shape active transportation for the City of Grand Junction are welcome to apply for the new steering committee,” stated Felix Landry, Community Development Planning Supervisor.” This is an opportunity for community members of all abilities to help guide improvements to the pedestrian and bicycle experience whether you travel by bike lanes, sidewalks or trails for fun or for work.”
Selected committee members will serve as a critical sounding board for the overall plan direction, and will review project goals and deadlines, research ideas, and promote community involvement. Most importantly, the steering committee will help ensure the final plan is inclusive, focuses on equitable distribution of resources, and reflects perspectives from individuals with a wide variety of experience and interest.
The Master Plan will identify, prioritize, and guide the efforts to fund active transportation improvements within the city. This Master Plan will also identify new policies, programming, and design standards to support safe and accessible biking, walking, and other non-motorized or low-powered modes of transportation (e.g. those using a mobility aid) within the community.
For more information, visit www.gjcity.org/PedBikePlan.
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