The next meetings of the Urban and Rural Steering Committees for the Portage County Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Project will both take place on Monday November 11 in Conference Room 5 of the Portage County Annex Building (1462 Strongs Ave).
The Rural Steering Committee will meet from 4 – 5:30 PM and the Urban Steering Committee will meet from 6 – 7:30 PM. These meetings are both open to the general public.
Meeting info and links to the agenda packets can be found in a post on the Portage County Bike/Ped Plan website. Links to these packets can also be found below (note that these are rather large files over 25 MB each):
- Rural Steering Committee 11/11 (27.4 MB PDF)
- Urban Steering Committee 11/11 (26.2 MB PDF)
The main agenda item for each meeting is to review and discuss a draft of the plan recommendations for both bicycle and foot traffic. This draft document is 41 pages long and can be found in each agenda packet. The table of contents for the draft document lists the following sections:
- Goals, Objectives, and Policies
- Non-Infrastructure Recommendations
- Recommended Bikeway and Pedestrian Facility Types
- Rural Area Bicycle Facility Recommendations
- Stevens Point Urban Area Bicycle Facility Recommendations
- Countywide Pedestrian Recommendations
These meetings should create a great deal of interesting discussion about what appears in the draft and what might need to get added. Poky Pedalers will learn a great deal from the various opinions expressed. Based on how previous meetings have been run, it is likely you will have an opportunity to contribute to the discussion and voice your opinion on what you would like to see among the plan recommendations.
Poky Pedalers who want to know what has occurred in past meetings can select the Portage County Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Project link from the Speak Your Poky menu item above. Besides the upcoming meeting info, that page has links to all the PPSP posts I have written about this project.
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.
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