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 has provided the Draft Non-motorized Plan (Connect Fairbanks) to FAST Planning on 12/21/2020 (*updated: 01/14/2021).
Currently, this draft version of Connect Fairbanks is under internal review. Following the internal review process, it will be released for an official 30-Day Public Comment period which will be supported by significant outreach efforts propelled by FAST Planning.
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!
Share Your Thoughts
Explore the comments we received during the public open house
(05/08-31/2020) in this dashboard we made:
If you have any comments about the Non-motorized Plan Update, please send them our way by using the comment form below: