February 24, 2012

News Release

For Immediate Release

Input Needed to Improve Bike, Pedestrian Routes

The City of Springfield has initiated a planning process to help improve walking, bicycling, and other person-powered transportation.

This plan is being developed in response to goals set out by the Springfield Strategic Plan, as well as increasing desire within the community for more emphasis on pedestrian and bicycle use.

The City will build on current bicycle and Greenways plans, and miscellaneous pedestrian policies during this planning process that will lead to a plan and policy for a complete transportation network for person-powered transportation including off-street paths, on-street pedestrian facilities, and on-street bicycle facilities that would improve the overall safety and access of citizens relying on person-powered transportation.

The bicycle pedestrian committee of the Springfield Traffic Advisory Board is taking the lead on this planning process, and members are seeking more public input.

An open house public meeting will take place 4:30 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28 in the first floor conference room at the Busch Municipal Building, 840 Boonville Ave.

The open house will include four stations and four comment sheets including:

For more information, citizens may contact David Hutchison, Traffic Engineering at 417-864-1980 or dhutchison@springfieldmo.gov.

For media information, contact Cora Scott, Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement, at 417-864-1009 or cscott@springfieldmo.gov.

city of springfield

Department of Public Works

840 Boonville Avenue • P.O. Box 8368 • Springfield, MO 65801
417-864-1900 • springfieldmo.gov