Jackson County and it four cities are working together to get public input on a master plan for bicycles and pedestrians.
The idea is to create a network of trails on land and water throughout the cities and areas of the county.
The first five workshops will be held Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 13-15.
The purpose is to discuss walking, bicycling and paddling opportunities and challenges and to explore solutions.
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The overall goal of the plan is to identify clear priorities, tools, programs and policies that county and city officials can use to transform the county into a safe bicycle and pedestrian friendly community. Gresham, Smith and Partners has been hired to facilitate the study and design a plan that meets these goals. This $114,300 project is being funded through Federal Surface Transportation Program Funds with a 20 percent match from the county. It should be completed by the end of 2018.
Five workshops next week:
- Ocean Springs City Hall, 1018 Porter Ave., Monday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., 875-4236
- Pascagoula City Hall, 603 Watts Ave., Monday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., 769-8329
- Gautier City Hall, 3330 U.S. 90, Tuesday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., 497-8000
- Moss Point’s Sue Ellen Recreation Center, 4131 Sue Ellen St., Tuesday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., 475-0300 ext. 7902
- St. Martin Community Center, 15008 Lemoyne Blvd., Wednesday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., 769-3088