Dutchess County Bike and Pedestrian Plan to be updated

The Poughkeepsie-Dutchess County Transportation Council (PDCTC) is updating its county-wide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan to identify priorities to make walking and bicycling better transportation options for more people.   The PDCTC has created an online survey, WalkBikeDutchess,  to gather county residents’ opinions about walking and bicycling and identify local needs.   The survey is available at www.dutchessny.gov/WalkBikeDutchess until April 15th.   

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan will focus on ways to improve non-motorized access to schools, transit, parks and other key activity centers.   It will provide design guidelines for pedestrian and bicycle facilities and highlight education and encouragement programs to improve safety and promote walking and bicycling.  The last Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan was completed in 1996.

The survey is available online in English and Spanish.  Paper copies are also available from the PDCTC.  Survey results will be incorporated into the updated Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, which is expected to be completed by December 2013.    To learn more about the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, see the PDCTC webpage at http://dutchessny.gov/pdctc.htm and click on “Walking and Bicycling Resources” and then “Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan,” or contact the PDCTC at (845) 486-3600 or pdctc@dutchessny.gov.

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