NAPA COUNTY’S FIRST PEDESTRIAN MASTER PLAN:
This project offers a unique opportunity to begin a countywide conversation regarding pedestrian needs and opportunities and to establish a policy framework and implementation plan that will enhance pedestrian mobility and safety.
To maintain consistency throughout the County and to better assist jurisdictions with improvements to their pedestrian systems and to take advantage of new funding sources NVTA has identified the need to create a Countywide Pedestrian Master Plan. In October 2014 the NVTA Board approved the contract with Fehr & Peers to conduct the Countywide Pedestrian Master Plan. This plan will identify and prioritize pedestrian projects, programs and planning efforts of countywide significance. The Plan will provide the background, direction, and tools needed to improve the active transportation network to encourage pedestrian/walking trips in Napa County and improve safety for all users. The plan will be an important component for the coordination of planning and programming pedestrian projects for all Napa County jurisdictions.
The plan will be similar to the countywide bicycle plan which was completed in 2011, but with specific focus on pedestrians. Once complete, both the Countywide Bicycle Plan and Pedestrian Master Plan combined will comprise a complete active transportation plan for Napa County.
The Statewide Active Transportation Funding Program (ATP) gives priorities to communities with a particular level of plan consistency for their projects and programs. The Pedestrian Master Plan will improve NVTA and Napa’s jurisdictions ability to compete for such funds. Although this comment period has ended, you can see our interactive tool comment results HERE.
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