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Mifflin Moves!

Mifflin Moves!

People walk, bicycle, and otherwise use their own power to travel around Mifflin County for a variety of reasons. They do so for their health, for the environment, to save on transportation costs, or to make ends meet.  This kind of non-motorized, human-powered travel is also known as "active transportation."

Having dedicated places for people to walk and bike makes a difference to all travelers and has broader benefits to the community. Dedicated places to walk and bike improve safety, help non-drivers of all ages reach their daily destinations, and provide routes to tour the town and countryside. These features help retain and attract residents seeking communities where the outdoors is an accessible part of everyday life.


What Can be Done

As a rural county, Mifflin County can identify and plan to improve a bicycle and pedestrian network among select destinations to which pedestrians and bicyclists travel. Steps will include:

• Identify routes where people walk and bike and the conditions that pose hazards to safe travel.

• Identify “missing links” in our bicycle and pedestrian network where future projects would help interconnect destinations, including linkages to transit.

• Define priority projects, actions, and initiatives to improve and promote use of the network.

• Once the plan is adopted, the county will work with local and regional partners to implement projects, actions, and initiatives.


Who is Shaping this Plan

The Mifflin County Planning and Development Department has assembled a steering committee of citizens, business owners, and municipal officials and staff to steer the decisions above and engage partners in promoting walking and biking for its varied benefits: safety, health, mobility, environment, and economy. Committee members are listed HERE​.


We Want Your Perspective

Where do you think walking and biking conditions should be improved in Mifflin County? What communities and rural destinations should be connected?

The perspectives of people who live and work in Mifflin County communities are invaluable, and the project team invites your involvement throughout the study.

Email the project manager Michelle Brummer at mbrummer@gfnet.com.


Get Involved! Give Input Today!

      ​1. Mark the Map! Show the planning team and steering committee where you see hazards and challenges to safe, convenient walking and biking routes. Open the link and follow the instructions to draw a walking route or biking route, label it with a name, and describe your concern or suggestion.

    Click Here to view and mark the map!

    https://geodecisions.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=9dc6dea75cd64031b13b6294e044ea7f[CM1] 

  1. E-mail the project team your concerns and ideas.​
  2. Familiarize yourself with the Milestone Documents below.
  3. Watch for the project team at Public Events, which will be announced on this site.
  4. Review the draft plan for Mifflin Moves! when it is released in late 2022.
  5. Spread the word! Share this website with your neighbors and check back for updates.
  6. Post a Flyer "MifflinMovesFlyer1_fullsize.pdfMifflinMovesFlyer1_fullsize.pdf" in your workplace, community center, or any other public gathering area.


Public Events – to be announced


Milestone Documents coming soon

   Public Outreach Flyer


Resources

Local Partners

Center for Community Action

Downtown Lewistown, Inc.

Juniata River Valley Chamber of Commerce

Juniata River Valley Visitors Bureau

The Primary Health Network

Two Bros Bicycle Company

 

Armagh Township

Bratton Township

Derry Township

Lewistown Borough

Newton Hamilton Borough

 

Regional Transportation Planning Partner

SEDA-COG MPO

Middle Susquehanna Regional Bike-Ped Plan

 

State Government 

PennDOT Bicycle Information

PennDOT Active Transportation Plan

2016 Transportation Advisory Committee’s Bike/Ped Policy Study

PennDOT Connects Initiative

Land and Water Trail Development in Pennsylvania

 

Federal Government

Federal Highway Administration Bicycle and Pedestrian Information

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