What is the project?
Trailnet – in partnership with the Jefferson County Growth Association (JCGA), the Jefferson Foundation, and BikeWalkKC – recently kicked off an exciting project that will plan and identify ways to increase access and safety for people walking and biking across Jefferson County, with an initial focus on Festus, Crystal City and Herculaneum.
Over the next six months, the Walk-Bike Strategy will:
- Coordinate efforts to catalyze a county-wide movement to make walking and biking a safe and easy option, and
- Galvanize local efforts of the three communities (Festus, Crystal City, and Herculaneum).
While there will be a physical plan that results from this process, the most important components of this effort are educating transportation officials, developing action-oriented partnerships, conducting policy training, assessing barriers and opportunities to accessibility, and expanding community education around walking and biking.
Based on the feedback received from stakeholders and community members, high-value, high potential projects for the communities will be identified alongside tailored technical assistance to advance improvements and identify future funding.
How can you get involved?
This webpage will be updated regularly with where you can engage at pop up events or formal public engagement opportunities. Check back often as the schedule for these events are developed!
Your input is essential to make sure the Walk-Bike Strategy best serves the community.
The best way to engage right now is by taking this online survey!
Or contact Sam McCrory – firstname.lastname@example.org – to receive a paper copy.
If you are interested in being involved in the Stakeholder Committee, please contact Project Coordinator, Sam McCrory – email@example.com.