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The Vision statement for the Reno Sparks Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan was presented at the November public workshop, along with Draft Goals for the plan.

Vision

To support walking and bicycling, the Region will have an integrated system of safe, convenient and comfortable bicycle, pedestrian and other non‐motorized facilities that provide access to schools, jobs, shopping, neighborhoods, community facilities, parks and regional trails.

Draft Goals

  • Support walking and bicycling and the development of a comprehensive bicycle and pedestrian transportation network that connects to other transportation modes, meets the needs of commuter and recreational users, and creates a viable alternative to the automobile in order to increase the number of people bicycling and walking by ___ percent.
  • Maintain the aesthetic appeal, cleanliness, and functionality of the existing infrastructure with regular ongoing maintenance, as well as major rehabilitation efforts.
  • Develop and implement an education and enforcement program that will reduce the number of collisions each year by ___ percent and provide a greater sense of security and confidence for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
  • Collaborate with other jurisdictions within the Region to create inter-jurisdictional facilities and establish regional design guidelines, joint funding applications, and compatible standards for new development.
  • Insure mobility for the transportation disadvantaged by providing accessible, universal design and ensuring that all transportation investments are socially equitable and take into account the needs of all users.
  • Maximize the amount of state and federal funding for bicycle and pedestrian transportation improvements for which Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County are eligible by identifying and aggressively pursuing grants each year, and by including bicycle and pedestrian improvements in all transportation projects.
  • Develop a balanced land-use and transportation system that minimizes the need for automobile travel and maximizes the opportunity for transportation alternatives such as public transportation and non-motorized travel modes.
  • Encourage project sponsors to consider the needs of bicyclists and pedestrians when designing, reviewing, and approving all development and transportation projects and accommodate those needs, whenever possible.

The following posters were presented at the November Public Workshop Open House.  The solid lines show existing facilities, and the dashed lines show proposed facilities.  Workshop attendees were asked to choose their two favorite projects from the maps.

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