ODOT hosting stakeholder meetings as part of Active Transportation program

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is launching its first-ever pedestrian and bicycle policy plan — Walk.Bike.Ohio — to address growing interest in active transportation among Ohioans. This plan will guide active transportation policies and program investments in the state for years to come.

Part of the plan development process includes meetings with stakeholders, including people who plan for, design, build or develop policies or programs related to walking and biking.

There will be six stakeholder meetings held around the state in July. The dates and cities are as follows:

  • Wednesday, July 10, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI), 720 East Pete Rose Way, Suite 420, Cincinnati, OH 45202

  • Thursday, July 11, Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG), 300 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, Toledo, OH 43604

  • Monday, July 15, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), 111 Liberty Street, Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43215

  • Tuesday, July 16, Paul Brown Epic Center, Zane State College, 9900 Brick Church Rd., Cambridge, OH 43725, hosted by Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments  Association (OMEGA)

  • Wednesday, July 17, Buckeye Hills Hocking Valley Regional Development District (Buckeye Hills), 1400 Pike St., Marietta, OH 45750

  • Thursday, July 18, Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA), 1299 Superior Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114

All meetings are from 2-4 PM. Attendees can RSVP at: https://odot.formstack.com/forms/walkbikeohio

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At the meeting, the Walk.Bike.Ohio team will ask attendees to share their experiences and give feedback on the state of walking and biking in Ohio as the plan is starting.

Greater Ohio has long advocated for a statewide Active Transportation Plan and is honored to serve on the Walk.Bike.Ohio Steering Committee. These stakeholder meetings are a great way to engage with ODOT and the steering committee and let everyone know what active transportation policies Ohio should adopt as part of this process.

Additional information on the meetings and the plan are available on the Walk.Bike.Ohio website. Additionally, there is a survey link on the website for the public to give feedback on the plan’s development.