The Memphis Urban Area MPO has completed the update to its Regional Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan, which is now available for review and public comment at the MPO Offices at 125 N. Main St., Suite 450, Memphis, TN 38103, for download at www.memphismpo.org under ‘Plans and Publications,’ or at Memphis, Shelby County, Fayette County, and DeSoto County libraries.
The public comment period will be open until December 12, 2011
The plan will be presented to the MPO’s Transportation Policy Board for adoption at a public hearing to be held Thursday, December 15, at MATA Central Station Board Room at 545 S. Main St., Memphis, TN, 38103.
The MPO is the forum for cooperative transportation decision making for the metropolitan planning area.
The MPO members are representatives of the local units of government. An MPO is required in each urbanized area having a population of over 50,000. There are currently 340 MPOs in the United States. These MPOs, in cooperation with states, transit operators, local municipalities, counties, and other key transportation entities in the metropolitan area carry out the planning process. These same agencies, under the coordination of the MPO, also cooperatively develop the annual Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), the 4-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).
For further details, please see the official public notice attached or contact the MPO staff.
|Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
|In compliance with federal regulations 23 CFR 450, the Memphis Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has updated its Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. The plan is currently available for review and public comment.
This plan, which serves a component of the MPO’s Long Range Transportation Plan, will contain policies, goals, and objectives for the coordinated development of pedestrian and cycling infrastructure in the Memphis MPO study area. The study area consists of all of Shelby County, Tennessee, the northern ten miles of DeSoto County, Mississippi and the western three miles of Fayette County, Tennessee. Specifically, the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan will contain proposed policies and projects for pedestrian walkways and bicycle facilities.
The public is hereby given notice that these documents are available for review 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM Monday through Friday in the offices of the Memphis and Shelby County Department of Regional Services located at 125 N. Main Street, Room 450, Memphis, TN 38103 or for download from the Internet at: http://www.memphismpo.org. The English and Spanish language copies are also available for public review in the library systems of Memphis, Shelby County, and Fayette County, Tennessee and DeSoto County, Mississippi. Written public comments on the 2011 Update to the Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan will be accepted until December 12, 2011. Comments may be submitted to Pragati Srivastava, Department of Regional Services, 125 N. Main Street, Room 450, Memphis, TN 38134 or via email toPragati.Srivastava@memphistn.gov . The Memphis MPO Transportation Policy Board (TPB) will hold a public hearing on Thursday, December 15, 2011, 1:30 PM, at Central Station, MATA Board Room, 545 S. Main Street, Memphis, Tennessee, 38103 to accept oral comments and take action on the proposed items.
It is the policy of the Memphis Urban Area MPO not to discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national origin or disability in its hiring or employment practices, or in its admissions to or operations of its program, services, or activities. All inquiries for Title VI and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), or for persons with disabilities that require aids or services to participate either in the review of these documents or at the hearing may contact Carlos McCloud at 901-576-7156, fax (901) 576-7272; or email Carlos.McCloud@memphistn.gov to make accessibility arrangements no less than five days prior to the December 15, 2011 TPB meeting.
This public notice has been prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, and the Tennessee and Mississippi Departments of Transportation. This notice is also being funded (in part) under an agreement with the State of Tennessee, Department of Transportation, and the State of Mississippi, Department of Transportation.
Draft 2011 Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan – Title Page & Executive Summary (740 kB)
This plan is intended to identify the opportunities for enhancing bicycle and pedestrian travel within the Memphis MPO region. The recommendations contained in this plan should be used as guides for taking advantage of these opportunities. The intent of the plan is not to secure funding for every project, but, instead, to identify the benefits and approximate costs of the opportunities that are available. The Memphis MPO Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan will serve as the bicycle and pedestrian component of the MPO’s Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). Therefore, the goals of this plan are consistent with the goals of the LRTP.
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