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Active Transportation Plan

ATP March Public Meeting 2018

What is Active Transportation?

Active transportation is a means of getting around that is achieved through human-powered mobility. This includes walking and bicycling, as well as the needs of wheelchair users and other types of non-motorized mobility devices, whether for everyday trips to work, shops and other destinations, or for recreational purposes. Active transportation is an important element of a community’s mobility network, since it not only increases transportation choices but also supports healthy, active living.

Fort Worth Active Transportation Plan

Fort Worth’s goal is to develop a plan for a transportation system that provides multiple alternatives for travel. The Active Transportation Plan will focus on walking and bicycling, including connectivity between other modes such as vehicles and transit. This plan will integrate and update previous planning efforts such as the Walk Fort Worth and Bike Fort Worth plans, develop a new Trails Master Plan, and provide coordination with the regional Transit Master Plan. The result will be a unified citywide transportation network for people who walk and bike, with a coordinated implementation strategy for planning, prioritizing and building improvements.

The Active Transportation Plan is a validation requirement for the Blue Zones Project, a community-wide well-being improvement initiative to help make healthy choices easier for everyone in Fort Worth.

Active Transportation Plan Objectives

The primary objectives of the Fort Worth Active Transportation Plan include the following:

1. Identify the Active Transportation network for people who walk, use transit and bicycle thereby creating a citywide seamless network of on- and off-street bicycle and pedestrian ways suitable for people of all ages and abilities
2. Identify appropriate level of comfort scores or metrics across the Active Transportation network
3. Update the City’s Bike Fort Worth and Walk Fort Worth Plans and develop a new comprehensive Trails Master Plan
4. Develop guiding principles and criteria for evaluating network alternatives and for prioritizing funding and projects that include equity, health, safety, economic development and access
5. Develop policies, performance targets, and design guidelines
6. Prioritize projects
7. Develop an implementation and funding plan

How to Participate

Interactive Map Survey

Your feedback is important to help us identify what improvements would most benefit the community. An interactive map survey is available to submit your comments on existing routes you like, issues with existing routes, and other ideas to improve active transportation. Your feedback can include comments and suggestions related to pedestrians, bicycles, persons with disabilities, road crossings, safety, connectivity, maintenance and other active transportation issues. This survey is a joint project between the City of Fort Worth and Streams and Valleys Trinity River Strategic Action Plan.

Provide your feedback.

Public Input Meetings

The Fort Worth Active Transportation Plan project team will hold a series public input meetings to provide information about the plan and gather input regarding future transportation needs. Three series of public meetings will be held during the plan development process. Each series of meetings will be held in different locations across the city, and community members are encouraged to attend the meeting time and location most convenient to them.

Public Meeting Series
Residents, business owners, and anyone interested in shaping the future of Fort Worth’s bike and pedestrian network are encouraged to come out to the first of several Active Transportation Plan public meetings. Participants will learn more about the Active Transportation Plan project, share their vision for walking and bicycling in Fort Worth, and provide input on current conditions and desired improvements.

Meeting Dates and Locations:

March 20, 6 p.m.
Central Library
500 W 3rd Street

March 22, 6 p.m.
Northwest Branch Library
6228 Crystal Lake Drive

March 26, 6 p.m.
Western Hills United Methodist Church
2820 Laredo Drive

March 27, 6 p.m.
Tarrant County College Opportunity Center
5901 Fitzhugh Avenue

Future meeting dates and locations will be posted at a later date. Please check back for new information.


Julia Ryan
Senior Planner


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