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Wash. Co. awarded grant for bike & pedestrian plan

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Washington County Planning and Parks Department has received an award from the Wisconsin DOT for the development of a Bike & Pedestrian Plan for Washington County.

 

The project has been awarded up to $72,000 of federal funds.  It is one of 33 projects and $15 million of approved TAP funding for the 2016-2020 program cycle.

 

The Bike & Pedestrian Plan for Washington County is being developed in an effort to increase opportunities for non-motorized vehicle transportation.

 

The Plan will make recommendations to develop a countywide network of trails and routes as alternate modes of transportation that can be integrated into a user’s daily routine.

 

The Plan will focus on creating trails and routes that provide accessibility to essential services, such as schools, commercial centers and major employment centers as well as creating a trail network that provides varied recreational opportunities that are enjoyable for all residents.

 

The Plan will promote recommendations for policies, programs and ordinances that will support development of a safe and accessible network of trails which encourage active lifestyles in a way that is safe, comfortable and enjoyable for all users.

 

The Plan will consider connections between existing trails throughout Washington County as well as trails in adjoining counties. By providing connections to existing trails, Washington County residents will have access to a greater variety of opportunities and destinations.

 

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