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Posted on: August 17, 2018

Stafford Asks for Citizen Input on Future Bike and Pedestrian Trails

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When it comes to planning new bike and pedestrian trails, Stafford County is looking to the experts for advice – the people who use the trails. Stafford is updating its Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Plan and is asking for citizen input. The goal is to determine the needs of citizens to better plan for future bicycle and pedestrian facilities in the county.

“This plan is a part of our Comprehensive Plan, which is our blueprint for the future,” said Brian Geouge, a Senior Planner in Stafford’s Planning and Zoning Department. “We have drafted a series of maps that show proposed bike and pedestrian facilities across the County, and we want to engage the citizens to give us feedback on the locations and types of facilities.”

Proposed facilities range from shared use – bikes and pedestrians, to trails just for walkers or cyclists, to off-road trails that are more scenic. The planned facilities are intended to provide more opportunities for citizens to reach local or regional destinations by foot or bicycle safely.

Stafford’s median age is 35, which means it is a community with lots of young families and children. The County has always been invested in providing more opportunities for recreation and health-improving fitness. Trails are a great resource in the County’s parks.

“Citizen input is integral to our decision-making process,” said Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Meg Bohmke, Falmouth District. “Stafford has a wonderful parks systems and being deliberate in creating the kinds of trails people want will only make things better.”

Residents may provide input several ways: attend one of the two public workshops (details listed below); view documents and participate in an online survey at www.staffordcountyva.gov/staffordbikepedplan; or visit the Department of Planning and Zoning to view plans and provide comments. For more information about the Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Plan, please contact Brian Geouge at (540) 658-8668 or bgeouge@staffordcountyva.gov.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

William J. Howell Library (formerly England Run)

806 Lyons Boulevard

Fredericksburg, VA 22406


Monday, August 27, 2018

5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

North Stafford High School Library

839 Garrisonville Road

Stafford, VA 22554


*Workshops are an open-house format with a formal presentation between 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Comment period is August 14, 2018, through September 9, 2018.

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