Walking and Biking Better in Mifflin County
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.
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.
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
do you think walking and biking conditions should be improved in Mifflin
County? What communities and rural destinations should be connected?
perspectives of people who live and work in Mifflin County communities are
invaluable, and the project team invites your involvement throughout the study.
the project manager Michelle Brummer at email@example.com.
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!