Over time, FAST Planning hopes to broaden transportation options for Fairbanksans by amplifying the concept of transportation independence. We’ve been working with Kittleson & Associates to update our Non-motorized Plan.
Kittleson & Associates provided the Draft Non-motorized Plan (Connect Fairbanks) to FAST Planning on 12/21/2020 (*updated: 01/14/2021 & 02/19/2021).
This draft plan was approved for a 30-day public comment period at the 02/17/2021 Policy Board Meeting.
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THE DRAFT NON-MOTORIZED PLAN UPDATE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED.
You’re welcome to view the closed comment map below or submit other comments/questions through the form.
Stay tuned for a comment response summary and decisions regarding the adoption of the plan!
What Is a Non-Motorized Plan?
A Non-Motorized Plan guides transportation network improvements for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other non-motorized users. It pinpoints what’s not working in the existing system, identifies the community’s goals, and creates short- to long-term project plans.
The purpose of this plan is to determine wise transportation investments for the community with a connection to goals outlined in our other plans. It also lays out a framework to connect routes for those traveling without the use of a vehicle.
What’s the Process?
First, we’ll take inventory of what the community currently has and uses. We find information like this in current plans, systemwide safety/facility analyses, and input from agencies, community partners, and YOU (see below)!
Next, all of this input gets organized into goals and objectives that aim to accomplish a community-determined vision. New projects, programs, and policies are then recommended as means to address the issues and priorities determined from the vision, goals, and objectives.
The plan’s recommendations are then prioritized for funding opportunities by FAST Planning and other local agencies. Soon, you get to experience an improved network!