On Monday, June 17th, Worthington City Council motioned to adopt the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. The plan guides the development of bicycle and pedestrian routes, linking activity centers and the regional network. The ten-month process involved extensive public engagement including a workshop, online surveys and mapping, several visits to local events, and an open house. The process was led by Blue Zones (with Dan Burden) with Planning NEXT supporting on public engagement and providing local knowledge.
Major themes from the public included providing connections to all neighborhoods, ensuring neighborhood preservation, improving walkability in Old Worthington, and connecting downtown to the regional Olentangy Trail. The final document serves as a resource for decision making as funds become available. Coinciding with the Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan, MORPC developed a Complete Streets Policy for the City of Worthington. Blue Zones, Planning NEXT and MORPC worked collectively to ensure that the two documents are referential and complimentary.
For more information and to view the Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan, visit the project web page here.