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Crown Point drafting comprehensive plan for bikes, pedestrians

Updated: March 10, 2014 6:48PM



CROWN POINT — Plans are in the works to make the city more bike- and pedestrian-friendly.

City officials recently approved funding for the creation of a comprehensive bike and pedestrian path plan that will give the city the ability to link existing trail heads and develop new routes and lanes.

“This is a master plan for pedestrian and bike traffic throughout the city,” Mayor David Uran said.

The Redevelopment Commission authorized the creation of the plan to be developed by Butler, Fairman and Seufert and will fund it. The Board of Public Works and Safety approved the payment not to exceed $58,000.

The master plan will focus on creating safe and functional routes between neighborhoods and city destinations. The plan also will consider separated multiuse paths, on-street bike lanes, signed and marked on-street bike routes, bicycle boulevards and cycle tracks.

Uran said the plan, once completed, will give the city an ala carte menu of improvements and additions to the existing network of trails in the city. City officials can then choose to implement projects based on available funding, other work that may be going on in the area and potential grant availability.

The plan is expected to be completed in five or six months.



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