Knowlton Students and Fairfield County Partner to Update Active Transportation Plan
Students in Kim Burton’s City and Regional Planning Transportation Studio have partnered with the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) and Fairfield County in updating Fairfield County’s Active Transportation Plan.
Over the past several months, students have been interviewing and working with local leaders and officials to help address current and future county-wide active transportation needs. Knowlton students will facilitate upcoming meetings, review survey results, discuss existing conditions, perform a SWOT analysis, determine goals, and identify travel generators. Residents and employees in Fairfield County are being asked to contribute their opinions on active transportation by participating in a virtual survey.
Active transportation is any form of transportation that works as a result of human-powered means. Active transportation is most commonly thought of as walking, running, or cycling. Active transportation does not include driving, riding a bus or train, or motorized boating. The plan will focus on recommendations for active transportation options in the Buckeye Lake Area, the City of Lancaster, and Violet Township.
“Active transportation is important to the growth of a community,” said Rick Szabrak, Fairfield County Economic and Workforce Development Director in a news release. “It helps attract workers who want recreational opportunities close to home and it is important for public health. This plan will help Fairfield County meet those needs.”