Miami Valley Regional Active Transportation Plan
In August 2021, the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission kicked off our Region’s first Active Transportation Plan (see the Background tab below). The plan is an update the Regional Bikeways Plan, which has been expanded from an exclusive focus on bicycle transportation to include walking and transit access.
The plan will be led by the Active Transportation Steering Committee (see the Steering Committee tab below) comprised of a diverse mix of individuals to include bike, pedestrian and transit users and local government and park districts who will work together to shape a plan that reflects all aspects of our community.
The plan will take around one year to complete from start to finish. There are seven phases of the plan: develop vision and goals, review of existing conditions, public engagement, project proposal, project prioritization, public comment and finalize plan (see the Timeline tab below).
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 an easy, convenient and safe choice 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.
The Active Transportation Plan Steering Committee assists with establishing 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.
Walking & Biking Advocates
Plan Vision & Goals
The Miami Valley’s Active Transportation network provides safe and equitable walking, biking and transit connections which enhance access to opportunity, well-being, environmental benefits and quality of life for all.