Members of the public will have a final opportunity to provide input and comment on the proposed future bicycle / sidewalk routes in the Racine area at the next City of Racine Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan meeting on Thursday, March 23rd from 5pm to 7pm at Festival Hall-Racine.
The City of Racine Health Department and the Wisconsin Bike Federation began the Master Plan in 2015 to identify and map a network of bikeways in the Racine. In 2015, a group of bicycle riders toured areas in Racine and identified respectable and deprived conditions for riding. In addition, two Master Plan meetings were held which yielded input from over 100 community members.
During the March meeting, attendees will learn about the final Master Plan draft recommendations, be able to interact with Advisory Council members, and have an opportunity to provide personal perceptions and opinions. Dottie-Kay Bowersox, Public Health Administrator stated “Attendees should include people who are interested in seeing an improvement to the bike / pedestrian routes in the City of Racine, Village of Elmwood Park and Village of Wind Point, whether they are used for recreation or transportation.”
After the public meeting, feedback will be reviewed and taken into account as the final draft is approved by various city committees and sent to the Common Council for plan adoption.