The Gloucester Planning Commission met last Thursday night in the colonial courthouse to discuss a study that shows the ability for the public to walk and bicycle in the county.
Carol Rizzio, Senior Comprehensive Planner, presented findings from the multimodal transportation study, which focused on safe places to walk, bike and access transit throughout the county. This study was made possible by a technical assistance grant that the county received from the Virginia Secretary of Transportation’s Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment.
Staff relied on public input to help with this study. There were a total of 370 individuals who participated in this study by biking through the county.
According to the report, 83 percent of respondents said that it was very important to invest in safe and comfortable walking and biking facilities in Gloucester, 85 percent of respondents said that more infrastructure would lead to more walking and biking, and 66 percent said that separat...
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