A community workshop will be hosted on Wednesday to discuss and receive public comment on the Active Transportation Plan.
Local cyclists and pedestrian will have one last chance to let their voices be heard on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. in the Yosemite Room of Turlock City Hall, 156 S. Broadway.
The Active Transportation Plan, or Bike/Pedestrian Master Plan, has been in works for months, but is nearing completion as the plan will go in front of the Turlock City Council later this year.
The plan is intended to review Turlock’s existing system of bike lanes, sidewalks, and crosswalks. Where problem areas are found, infrastructure improvements will be planned.
Those infrastructure improvements won’t come immediately after the plan’s completion, as funding must be identified to complete any city projects. But having a completed Active Transportation plan will qualify the City of Turlock for millions in previously unavailable state and federal grants.
The plan also looks to develop educational programs and initiatives to encourage walking or biking.
At Wednesday’s workshop, members of the public will be able to give their final thoughts on the plan and what improves could possibly be made before the draft is presented to the Planning Commission on Feb. 5.
After the draft plan is presented to the Planning Commision, the accepted plan is expected go in front of the City Council around mid-March for possible adoption.
For more information, visit www.bikewalkturlock.com.