Jackson County

Here’s your chance to talk about making Jackson County better for bicycles and walkers

Gautier invested in sidewalks along U.S. 90 through part of downtown, between the MGCCC campus and City Hall for a pedestrian-bike path.
Gautier invested in sidewalks along U.S. 90 through part of downtown, between the MGCCC campus and City Hall for a pedestrian-bike path.

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.

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
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