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Mifflin Moves!

Mifflin Moves!

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Thank you for telling us where you need better conditions to walk, bike, or roll!  We will be drawing a winner for a $50 gift certificate to Two Brothers Bicycle Co. at our next Steering Committee meeting on June 30, 2022!  Two Brothers Bicycle Company sell new Trek Bikes, Aventon ebikes, cycling grear and accessories, as well as being a full service shop.  More information to follow regarding a summary of the public input!


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. Stay tuned to a summary of hazards and challenges to safe, convenient walking and biking routes.

    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.


    Public Events – Future public meetings and events to be posted soon!


    Milestone Documents

       Mifflin Moves Flyer 1.1.pdfMifflin Moves Flyer 1.1.pdf



    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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