Portage County Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Project

For background on what this project is about, read this post.

Adopted Version of Full Plan Document
The adopted version of the full plan document is now available. Links to this document are available from the Adopted Plan page on the official project website. I have reproduced links from that post below. (Note the sizes of these files before downloading – some are large.)

  • Text of adopted bike/ped plan (PDF, 9 MB, about 200 pages)
  • Maps from adopted bike/ped plan (PDF, 48 MB, 16 maps)
  • Safe Routes to School appendix from adopted bike/ped plan – not included in the above (PDF, 220 MB, over 200 pages)
  • Bike/ped facility design toolkit to be inserted at end of Appendix C – not included in the above (PDF, 7MB, 18 pages)

For those interested in the portion of the Safe Routes to School appendix specific to a particular school, the bottom of the Adopted Plan page has links to the portion of this document specific to each school. These significantly smaller documents are more convenient to download for those not interested in the recommendations for all schools.

Note that the Adopted Plan page from the official project website did not include a link to the design toolkit document (the fourth bullet above). The link to the design toolkit that I give above comes from this page from the official project website.

Plan Status
The final plan document was approved unanimously by the Urban and Rural Steering Committees at their joint meeting on March 19, 2014. The slides used for the presentation during that meeting, which outlined the content of the plan document as well as the process for creating it, can be accessed here (PDF, 2MB).

The plan was then approved unanimously by the Portage County Planning and Zoning Committee at their March 25, 2014 meeting.

At their April 22, 2014 meeting, the Portage County Board of Supervisors formally adopted the bike/ped plan. By a 22-1 vote, the board overwhelmingly approved this plan as an official planning document for Portage County.

With this approval from the county board, the process of creating the Portage County Bike/Ped Plan is complete.

Adoption of the Plan by the City of Stevens Point
At their September 8, 2015 meeting, the Stevens Point Plan Commission voted unanimously to recommend adoption of the portion of the plan that is pertinent to the city.

At the September 21, 2015 Stevens Point Common Council meeting, the Council voted unanimously to approve the minutes and actions of the Plan Commission, thereby adopting the Portage County Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan as an official planning document for the city of Stevens Point.

Adoption of the Plan by other Portage County Municipalities
Village of Whiting: adopted the plan at their June 14, 2016 Village Board meeting

Handout from the Bike/Ped Plan Vision Ride: The Portage County Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan was the focus of the Bike/Ped Plan Vision Ride. A short document handed out during this Poky Pedal provides a great way to gain familiarity with the plan contents. A description of what the handout contains as well as a link for downloading it can be found on this page.

PPSP Posts: Below is a list of all previous PPSP posts on this project (most recent first):

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.