Fresno COG Advances Active Transportation Plan

Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Fresno Council of Governments (Fresno COG) held an informational hearing and received comments on a draft proposed Fresno County Regional Active Transportation Plan. The plan is intended as a guidance document with the ultimate vision of trails, walkways, and bikeways that provide safe, convenient, and enjoyable connections to key destinations around Fresno County. The COG will hold another hearing on the plan on Feb 22. The final plan will be incorporated into the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) to be approved later in 2018. One of the key issues discussed at the hearing was the need for greater transparency and commitment to prioritizing projects to benefit disadvantaged communities. The Safe Routes Partnership provided comments to that effect and recommended the county more strongly address Safe Routes to School with a separate plan.