Greensboro 2015 BiPed Plan Update
Thursday, September 28, 2017
4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. EDT
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The Greensboro Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization recently completed an update to the Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Greenways Master Plan (BiPed), that was first adopted in 2006. In the development of the update, which was completed by MPO staff, extensive safety analyses were completed and innovative prioritization methodologies were used to determine the highest priority infrastructure projects. Staff also engaged the public through surveys, meetings, and convened an advisory committee to the plan with various stakeholders from public agencies, advocacy organizations, and interested residents. A comprehensive set of recommendations and implementation steps was developed covering bicycling, pedestrian, and greenways and trails infrastructure; safety improvements for bicyclists and pedestrians, including infrastructure, programs, and enforcement of existing laws; and various programs and policies to enhance the non-motorized transportation system. MPO staff will present on the process by which the plan was updated, the recommendations from the plan, and next steps the MPO is taking to make the recommendations a reality.
The Plan received the 2016 Marvin Collins Outstanding Planning Award in Implementation Regional Project from the APA-NC.
Attendees will learn about how the plan was updated and about the bicycle and pedestrian planning process in general; how innovative prioritization methodologies using GIS can high priority projects with significant accuracy when compared to manual project selection processes; and how the Greensboro MPO will be implementing the plan to support bicycle and pedestrian transportation over the next five years.
Daniel Amstutz, AICP
Benjamin Howell, firstname.lastname@example.org