For background on what this project is about, read this post.
Draft of Full Plan Document
A draft of the full plan document is now available. Links to this document are available from this blog post on the official project website. I have reproduced the links from that post below. (These three downloads use something called Dropbox. If you click the ‘download’ button and select ‘direct download’, it should download the file to your computer. That’s what worked for me, anyway.)
- Text from bike/ped plan document (over 170 pages, but only 4MB to download)
- Maps from bike/ped plan document (only 13 maps, but 20 MB to download and will expand to almost 30 MB)
- Safe Routes to School appendix (not included in the other files, almost 200 pages and 30 MB to download and will expand to almost 430 MB – that is not a misprint)
Materials from Open House
The open house on Monday, December 3 was the kickoff for collecting public comment about the draft plan document. The materials on display at the open house can be accessed from this blog post on the official project website. That blog post also has a link to presentation slides which outline the content of the full draft document.
Some Poky Pedalers might prefer making comments based on reading the presentation slides and open house materials instead of reading the full draft plan document.
Public Comment on Draft Plan Document
Public comment on the draft plan document is being accepted through January 10. When Poky Pedalers are ready to submit comments, you can send them to Sarah Wallace of the Portage County Planning and Zoning Department. The official project blog has a post with deadline and contact information. E-mail and US Mail addresses for comments are as follows:
wallaces (at) co (dot) portage (dot) wi (dot) us
Portage County Planning and Zoning Dept
1462 Strongs Ave
Stevens Point, WI 54481
After the deadline for public comment, a final version of the plan document will be created. This final version is likely to be available around mid-February. The project committees will then meet one last time to approve the final plan document.
After that, the final plan document will be brought to county committees for approval, with the Portage County Board of Supervisors having the final say on acceptance of the plan document.
Once that happens, the bike/ped plan will be an official planning document for the county, and the work of identifying how to implement the plan’s recommendations can begin.
PPSP Posts: Below is a list of all previous PPSP posts on this project (most recent first):
- 12/4/13: Portage County Bike/Ped Plan: Draft plan document now available for public comment
- 11/26/13: Portage County Bike/Ped Plan: Open House on December 3, plus more news
- 11/12/13: Portage County Bike/Ped Plan: Report on November steering committee meetings
- 11/8/13: Portage County Bike/Ped Plan: Steering committees will meet on Monday 11/11
- 10/2/13: Portage County Bike/Ped Plan: Report on October steering committee meetings
- 9/26/13: Portage County Bike/Ped Plan: Steering committees will meet on Tuesday 10/1
- 7/9/13: Portage County Bike/Ped Plan: Report on July steering committee meetings
- 7/4/13: Portage County Bike/Ped Plan: Steering committees meet Monday 7/8
- 5/27/13: Friday deadline for Bike/Ped Plan interactive map and survey feedback
- 5/16/13: Report on the May committee meetings for the Portage County Bike/Ped Plan
- 5/10/13: Portage County Bike/Ped Plan committee meetings scheduled May 14 & 15
- 4/28/13: Portage County residents asked to share biking, walking habits via online survey
- 3/7/13: Report on Portage County Bike/Ped Plan March 6 Steering Committee Meetings
- 3/3/13: This Wednesday 3/6: Attend the Portage County Bike/Ped Plan Steering Committee Meetings
- 3/2/13: Report on Public Workshop for the Portage County Bike/Ped Plan
- 2/22/13: Have Something to Say About Biking/Walking? Be Heard at the Public Workshop This Thursday 2/28
- 2/6/13: New Interactive Map Tool: Now You Can Share Your Most Loved/Hated Spots for Biking & Walking
- 1/30/13: Report on First Steering Committee Meeting for the Portage County Bike/Ped Plan
- 1/24/13: Urban & Rural Committees for Portage County Bike/Ped Plan Meet on Tuesday 1/29
- 1/20/13: Portage County Bicycle/Pedestrian Planning Project Has Begun
Disclosure: Bob Fisch, Chief Bike Fun Officer of Poky Pedaling Stevens Point, is a member of the Urban Steering Committee for the Portage County Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Project. Posts about this project appearing on the PPSP website are part of a broader PPSP effort to keep readers informed of bikey news in our area. Nothing posted on the PPSP website should be considered to be official communication from the Portage County Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Project. The official website for this project can be accessed at http://portagecobikepedplan.wordpress.com.