Do you walk or ride your bike in Fort Worth? Do you use public transportation? If you answered yes to one of these questions, mark your calendar and make plans to attend a public meeting to give input on how the city can make mobility improvements.
The City of Fort Worth has partnered with the North Central Texas Council of Governments with support through the Blue Zones Project to create an Active Transportation Plan. Active transportation is transportation powered by human energy, and the active transportation network is the bicycle and pedestrian facilities, as well as connections to the public transportation system, that allows people to get around the city without a car.
Public transportation is active travel because it often starts or ends with a walking trip and it provides an essential connection for people who walk (including people who use mobility devices).
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.
Also, please take a moment to complete the survey linked below and indicate where you go, what you do when you get there and how the city can make your route safer and smoother. They would also like to know what amenities they can add to enhance your experience. And, if there are any barriers that make your route difficult or problematic, they’d like to know about those, too.
Direct Survey Link: https://app.maptionnaire.com/en/3194
Meetings are scheduled for:
March 20, 6 p.m. Central Library, 500 West Third St.
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 Ave.
To learn more, contact Julia Ryan at 817-392-2593.