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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

Public Input Meetings

The Fort Worth Active Transportation Plan project team will hold a series of public meetings throughout the course of the project to provide information about the plan and gather input regarding future transportation needs. Public outreach is scheduled through the end of October.

Interactive map survey
Please take a few moments and complete our easy interactive map survey. Use the interactive map to tell us about areas that should be prioritized for biking and walking improvements. The survey link will be active until Oct. 31.

Sept. 25, 2018
Public Meeting and Open House
Fort Worth Central Library
500 W 3rd St.

Download a copy of the presentation.

The following meetings will be an open house format so the public may come and go at their convenience, and staff will be available to answer questions.

Meeting Date Location

September 27

Southwest Regional Library

4001 Library Ln
October 2 Northside Senior Center
1100 NW 18th Street
October 3 Sycamore Community Center (Computer Lab)
2525 E Rosedale
October 8 Heritage Church of Christ
4201 Heritage Trace Parkway
October 9 Greenbriar Community Center (Computer Lab)
5200 Hemphill Street
6-7 pm
October 10 Chisholm Trail Community Center (Computer Lab)
4936 McPherson Blvd

Online Presentation and Survey/Comment Form: For those who are unable to attend, an online presentation from the Sept. 25 Public Meeting and online survey will be available after Sept. 25, 2018 through Nov. 2.

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