Help improve Lexington area’s walking and biking conditions

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 28, 2017) –  The Lexington Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is updating its Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, and is seeking public input as part of that process. 

If you live, work or visit Fayette or Jessamine County and have an opinion on walking and biking conditions in these areas, the MPO wants to hear from you. 

The MPO is asking the public to help identify and prioritize needed projects for sidewalks, bikeways and trails, as well as overall bike and pedestrian issues and concerns in the Lexington area.

Opportunities for input
Now through mid-June, citizens will have several ways to share their input on bike and pedestrian needs.

  • Online survey – Take a brief, anonymous online survey.
  • Interactive map – Draw where you would like to see improvements for walking and biking.
  • Public meetings – Throughout the process, the MPO will be hosting in-person meetings as well as online conversations. 
         *The next “Connect Lex Open” open house is scheduled for May 16, 2017 from 5 - 8 p.m. at West Sixth Brewing, 501 W 6th St.
  • Stay involved – Stay up-to-date on the latest Master Plan news and events on the Plan’s official website at ConnectLex.org. And help spread the word about the plan and public input opportunities so as many community members as possible can get involved. 

About the Master Plan
The plan aims to improve safety and accessibility in Fayette and Jessamine Counties for people of all ages and skill levels. The end result of this planning process will be a report with maps and recommendations for bikeways, sidewalks, crosswalks, greenway trails, and related policies, programs, and infrastructure.

About the MPO
A metropolitan planning organization (MPO) is a transportation policy-making body consisting of representatives from local, state and federal governments, transit agencies, transportation providers and other stakeholders. For more about the Lexington Area MPO and a list of member partners, visit lexareampo.org.

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