Miami Valley Regional Active Transportation Plan
Below are materials that were presented at the virtual public meeting on July 28, 2022.
- Chapter 1 “Introduction”
- Chapter 2 “Vision & Goals”
- Chapter 3 “Benefits of Active Transportation”
- Chapter 4 “Public Engagement”
- Chapter 5 “Existing Conditions and Network Analysis”
- Chapter 6 “Recommendations”
- Chapter 7 “Implementation”
Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission completed the Miami Valley Regional Bike Plan in 2015. And in 2021, expanded the 20-year Regional Bike Plan beyond a single focus on bicycling to include walking, biking and transit access and will be the first active transportation plan for the Miami Valley Region.
An active transportation plan is a comprehensive review of infrastructure and policies to make walking, biking and transit use easy, convenient and safe choices for mobility in the Region. The plan is to give the same attention to connectivity, safety and equity to sidewalks and transit access as we have to bike facilities in past plans.
The Miami Valley Active Regional Transportation Plan will focus comprehensively on the transport of people and/ or goods through non-vehicular means of transportation, based around human physical activity. It will align closely with the Ohio Department of Transportation Walk.Bike.Ohio statewide bike and pedestrian policy plan, the State of Ohio’s first bike and pedestrian plan.
Public listening sessions were held during the month of November 2021. Additionally, an online survey was available for those who were unable to attend public meetings.
The public listening sessions and online survey provided opportunities for bicyclists, pedestrians, transit users, local government agencies, parks districts, and community stakeholders to share feedback on the priorities and needs of the Miami Valley Regional Active Transportation Plan. Below are documents summarizing the public input and maps of comments and suggested improvements.
The Active Transportation Plan Steering Committee assists with establishing the goals and objectives of the plan, designing the public engagement process, shaping the project prioritization process, and reviewing and commenting on the draft and final versions of the plan.
- Bike Miami Valley
- City of Beavercreek
- City of Dayton
- City of Kettering
- City of Piqua
- City of Springboro
- City of Troy
- Dayton Children’s Hospital
- Five Rivers MetroParks
- Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority
- Greene CATS Public Transit
- Greene County Regional Planning
- Major Taylor Cycling Club
- Miami County Park District
- National Federation of the Blind
- ODOT District 7
- ODOT District 8
- Sinclair College
There are 8 phases of the Miami Valley Regional Active Transportation Pan which we anticipate taking around 14 months to complete. The plan kicked off in the summer of 2021 and will complete in late summer of 2022. The phases include:
- Develop plan vision and goals
- Review existing conditions by collecting data, reviewing existing plans, policies and programs, and analysis
- Engage the community through public surveys, meetings, events, etc.
- Develop project, program, and policy proposals
- Prioritize project, program, and policy proposals
- Finalize a plan by providing public comment periods for both the draft and final plan
- Finalize plan
- Adopt plan