The Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization is updating the Pedestrian/Bicycle Master Plan and has extended its deadline for project proposals.

Residents can submit up to 10 proposals for each pedestrian/bicycle facility project they would like to see implemented in their community. Interested residents need to download project forms at

http://www.wfrpc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Call-for-Projects-Form-FINAL.pdf and mail completed forms to David Wood, david.wood@wfrpc.org.

The new deadline to submit projects is close of business, Friday, Feb. 2. If a project was included in the 2010 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, it is OK to re-submit it.

Florida-Alabama TPO staff will rank eligible projects; the preliminary scores will then be presented to the Pedestrian Bicycle Advocacy Working Group for review of rankings and feedback. Final rankings will be included in the updated Florida-Alabama TPO Pedestrian/Bicycle Master Plan.

In February 2017, the TPO initiated an effort to incorporate facility improvements and Complete Streets policies into an updated Pedestrian/Bicycle Master Plan.

The purpose of the Florida-Alabama TPO Pedestrian Bicycle Master Plan Update is to:

Develop a shared vision for all communities through public input.

Develop strategies that support integration of safe and well-connected pedestrian and bicycle networks into the overall transportation system.

The ultimate goal is to develop a non-motorized system that addresses the needs of all users and encourages the use of alternative modes of transportation.