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County Non-Motorized Plan: public meetings this week!

12. July 2006 • Murph
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The Washtenaw Area Transportation Study is / has been holding public participation meetings on their Draft Non-Motorized Transportation Plan for Washtenaw County; the final two meetings are tonight (Wednesday, July 12), at the AATA offices at 2700 S. Industrial in Ann Arbor, and tomorrow (Thursday, July 13), at Ypsilanti’s City Hall at 1 S. Huron Street. Both are 6-8pm.

From the introduction of the draft plan, full text of which is available at the link above, the Non-Motorized Plan,

is a countywide plan that can be consulted as local communities, developers and transportation agencies develop non-motorized facilities throughout the county. The Non-Motorized Plan identifies the transportation system’s existing non-motorized facilities, establishes a future conceptual network for non-motorized facilities through a map and list of improvements, and identifies sources to help fund future additions to the non-motorized transportation network. This plan also assists local officials and developers by providing guidelines for the inclusion of non-motorized facilities as part of the land use and plan review process for new development.

A complete non-motorized system will enhance the quality of life in Washtenaw County by providing a resource for improved quality of life and economic vitality.

The plan is near the end of a 2 year long process; these meetings are intended to present the draft of the plan for final public input. Comments may also be submitted to WATS by mail, fax, or e-mail.

By bus, AATA’s Offices can be reached on the #6 line; Ypsi City Hall is one block south and one block east of the Ypsi Transit Center, served by the #3-6, 10, 11, 20, and 33.