February 2013 — Go to the "Plan, Maps & Data" page to see the draft plan.
Public Hearing on Plan
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Everyone is a pedestrian at some point in their journey. All roads in Adams County are open to bicycle and pedestrian travel.
Are you comfortable walking or biking in both rural and urban areas of the county?
Where do you bike, and where would you like it to be safer to bike?
Is the route safe to walk? What needs to change to provide the space for both vehicles and pedestrians?
The Adams County Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan will answer the above questions by asking local residents what they see. The plan will include:
An inventory of bicycling conditions and sidewalks, bicycle and pedestrian crashes with vehicles, and bicycle and pedestrian use areas. Researching where crashes occured will show where some problem areas exist. Other problem locations will be found through analysis of the bicycling conditions on each highway or major road.
Locations of bicycle routes and recommendations for roadway improvements. Maps will show where people are riding and where they plan to ride when it is safer to do so. Recommendation may include bicycle lanes in high traffic areas, and possibly no change along roads used more by bicyclists than vehicles (e.g. low volume roads).
Safety programming. Safe bicyclists and pedestrians, and attentive drivers will result in zero deaths in Wisconsin. Learning how to drive around bicycles, and learning how to ride a bicycle in traffic will result in safer vehicle travel for everyone. Safe Routes To School provides this type of programming to students. This plan will provide instructional strategies for the general public.