Officials seek public input on pedestrian, bicycle master plan for EBR

Officials seek public input on pedestrian, bicycle master plan for EBR
Source: WAFB

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - BREC and Louisiana DOTD will host two public information meetings this week to inform residents and seek input on a pedestrian and bicycle master plan for East Baton Rouge Parish.

Officials say the plan will recommend a network of "safe, efficient and equitable facilities that accommodate walking and bicycling," for the parish.

The plan will assess best practices policy and programs, review current design standards for new and improved infrastructure, and analyze data to prioritize projects.

Officials with BREC said in a statement they believe input from the public is "crucial" to the success of the master plan. More information about the master plan can be found at http://ebrpedbike.org/.

Each meeting will begin with a brief presentation on project background, followed by an interactive online polling exercise. Attendees are encouraged to bring their smartphones to participate. The public will can also view display boards, engage in map exercise, ask questions and leave comments.

The first meeting is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, May 7 at BREC's Greenwood Community Park in Baker. The first meeting is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8 at BREC's Perkins Road Community Park in Baton Rouge.

The final plan is expected to be completed by May 2019.

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