They’re now entering a phase of public input where it’s time to get more specific about locations that could use improvements to pedestrian or bicycle infrastructure. To do this, they’re taking advantage of 21st century tools. Enter WikiMap.
The engineering and design firm behind the planning proess, Toole Design, has developed an collaborative online map at where you can tell the project team the places you already bike or walk, those places where you’d like to but don’t yet feel comfortable or safe, or those places that might make a great greenway route! (Think relatively flat, along waterways or railroad beds.)
The Wikimap will
remain open until the end of May. But there’s a benefit to adding your ideas sooner. This tool is sort of a map meets forum with opportunities to give feedback on other peoples’ ideas in addition to sharing your own. Participants are encouraged to “Like” and “Comment” on the paths that others identify. How cool!
This is cross-posted from Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC). Original post written by SVBC Board Member Rich Harris can be found here.