About the Plan Update
The 2014 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan Update is the next phase of making a bicycle, pedestrian and multi-use trail connections in the City. It will be a physical and action-oriented plan that builds upon the 2003 Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan and will complement the Context Sensitive Street Design Guidelines work that will also be taking place this year.
The Master Plan Update will focus on integrating the on-street and off-street networks identified in past planning efforts to create safe, comfortable transportation corridors that appeal to a wide range of users of all abilities. It will provide the recommended network improvements for Charlottesville’s on-street bicycle and pedestrian corridors, as well as a phasing plan for implementation.
Role of the advisory committee
The plan will be sheparded by an advisory committee representing various user and interest groups within the city. The purpose of the Advisory Committee is two-fold: one, to provide practical feedback and guidance from various user perspectives; and two, to foster buy-in and consensus among partners and organizations that play an active role in implementing the plan policies and recommendations. The committee will discuss the planning process, provide feedback on study documents, and offer guidance and support for stakeholder engagement and public outreach activities.
Target meeting dates are as follows:
o Steering Committee Kickoff - April 3, 5-7PM, Charlottesville City Hall Basement Conference Room
o Public Meeting #1 – week of June 18, 2014 (TBD)
o Steering Committee #2 – week of June 18, 2014 (TBD)
o Steering Committee #3 – mid/late September 2014 (TBD)
o Public Meeting #2 – early Dec. 2014 (TBD)
o Steering Committee #4 – early Dec. (TBD)
2003 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan