JEFFERSONVILLE BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN MASTER PLAN

Contact:
Shane Corbin
Director of Planning and Zoning
City of Jeffersonville
Team Involvement:
Alan Hamersly, P.E. - Department Manager
Jason Griffin, P.L.A. - Project Manager





Summary:

The study encompassed over 31 miles of alternative and active transportation routes across the city, including shared roadways, bike lanes, bicycle boulevards, two-way cycle tracks, one-way cycle tracks, and shared-use paths. The plan also includes a study of the current walk-ability of the city center and plans for improvements to sidewalks, crossings, street trees, planting buffers, and site furnishings. The city's programs and policies that would encourage safe active transportation for citizens and visitors of all ages and abilities are an integral part of the plan.

The completion of this Master Plan coincided with the opening of the Big Four Pedestrian Bridge across the Ohio River. The long-awaited rehabilitation of the railroad bridge created a large influx of visitors from Louisville to Jeffersonville and the Master Plan laid the foundation for accommodating and welcoming those visitors. The level of detail on this plan also identified immediate opportunities of implementation of some of the "low-hanging fruit" routes that could be developed quickly and efficiently.

This plan has improved Jeffersonville's economic development, tourism, and safety through identifying high and low safety levels on all desired roadways.