The Louisburg Master Trails Plan: High Impact Community Engagement for an Implementable Plan
Thursday, October 25, 2018
11 a.m. - noon CDT
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The Louisburg Master Trails Plan was funded by the MARC Creating Sustainable Places Program. This plan sought to catalog all sidewalk and bike/ped facilities, identify community needs for future trails and bike/ped facilities, conduct a technical assessment of needs and present a list of projects that could be implemented by a small city. The team assessed every street and developed a criteria for sidewalk condition and instead of public meetings that are ineffective, created a saturation effort in the fall of 2017 that created public awareness and interest. Doing this got fantastic public feedback that was useful in developing the prioritization of projects. The 3 takeaways: 1. Taking a community from no data on sidewalk conditions to something they can use and update 2. Developing a cost-effective and productive public engagement campaign (NO MORE PUBLIC MEETINGS!) 3. Developing an implementation strategy that is rightsized for the community and that will lead to success.
Brendan Griesemer, email@example.com