Allen County Active Transportation Plan

The Allen County Active Transportation Plan is a key part of Activate Allen County, a public health initiative committed to reducing obesity and smoking by promoting healthy eating, active living and a tobacco free lifestyle.  The plan identifies the necessary programs, policies and infrastructure to help encourage increased physical activity by making walking, biking and transit easy, safe, attractive and convenient choices for everyday trips.

Client

Activate Allen County
136 S. West St
Lima, Ohio 45801

Josh Unterbrink, Project Manager Community Transformation Grant
519-303-3387

Date: 2013 – 2014

Project Team

Prime: The Greenway Collaborative, Inc
Sub-contract: Poggemeyer Design Group

Our Task

To develop a county-wide framework to improve pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure and provide the supporting policies and programs that encourage active transportation and help revitalize the economy.  The public engagement process included small in-person workshops, on-line surveys and web based maps to present concepts and obtain feedback from the general public. The plan focused on cost-effective near-term improvements and, unlike a traditional planning document, the plan is a website.  The website will be used to promote and share information about the active transportation plans efforts.