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Study seeks residents’ input to make a more pedestrian-friendly River Region

Walk Bike River Region will enhance infrastructure in Autauga, Elmore and Montgomery Counties

Post Date:04/06/2017 9:56 AM

MONTGOMERY – Want to create a friendlier community for cyclists and pedestrians? Visit http://walkbikeriverregion.weebly.com, a new interactive website allowing visitors to explore and customize a map gauging public sentiment on how to make the River Region a better place for walking and cycling.

The Montgomery Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) created the website as part of a study, Walk Bike River Region, examining access to pedestrian and cycling facilities in Autauga, Elmore and Montgomery Counties. MPO will use the findings to develop a plan prioritizing projects to implement enhancing regional connections from county to county, community to community and neighborhood to neighborhood. The plan will also provide the long-term goals for collaboration and investment to further increase accessibility and safety for all ages and abilities, while stipulating infrastructure, program and policy recommendations encouraging residents to walk or bike more often.

Residents can visit http://walkbikeriverregion.weebly.com to explore the project and current findings. MPO representatives and volunteers will set up tables at various events in the River Region this spring, including the  Heritage to Horizon Air Show this weekend, to solicit residents’ concerns and ideas.

For more information, please visit http://montgomerympo.org.

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