The Township adopted an updated Comprehensive Plan in 2018, and one of the key recommendations was to establish a new Pedestrian/Bike Committee. Following the previous Comprehensive Plan update in 2006, a similar committee was established in response to citizen concerns about connectivity and safe travel routes for non-motorized transportation. That committee worked diligently to develop a Master Plan for trails and routes throughout the Township, which lead to the construction of several trail projects. Future connections are now documented on the Township’s Official Map, which gives those routes standing in future development plans.
Much has changed since the previous committee finished their work: initial projects have been constructed; new neighborhoods have been developed in the Township, and travel conditions have continued to evolve. What has not changed is the interest of citizens to improve connectivity within the community, as this was again a top concern heard throughout the Comprehensive Plan update process.
The new committee will be charged with evaluating past and current ped/bike activities, identifying and prioritizing future plans, and laying the groundwork for those plans to be implemented.