Agencies Seek Public Input on Lake Tahoe Pedestrian Network

Lake Tahoe, Stateline, NV – Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, in its capacity as the Tahoe Metropolitan Planning Organization, is asking people to take an online survey and provide public input needed to create a connected, accessible, and safe bicycle and pedestrian network at Lake Tahoe.

The survey is being offered through June 30. It is available at http://tahoempo.org/atpsurvey/ and takes about 15 minutes to complete.

The survey seeks to identify parts of the bicycle and pedestrian network that are working well, areas that are in need of improvement, and the types of new infrastructure people want to see built in the Lake Tahoe Region. Full-time residents, seasonal residents, commuters, and visitors are all encouraged to participate.

Survey data will help with the creation of Linking Tahoe: Active Transportation Plan – Bicycles, Pedestrians & Safe Routes to Schools. This updated bicycle and pedestrian plan will guide long-term planning and implementation for new multi-modal transportation facilities at Lake Tahoe.

Community meetings also are being organized to gather public input for the Active Transportation Plan. A meeting at the South Lake Tahoe Public Library is scheduled for Tuesday, April 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. A North Shore meeting at Kings Beach Elementary is scheduled for Thursday, April 16, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Creating pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly communities is a key goal of Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s 2012 Regional Plan.

“Successful active transportation plans have intensive community participation processes because the combination of ground-level user experience and technical expertise helps create an intuitive, well-functioning system,” said Morgan Beryl, Associate Transportation Planner at Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. “Planning for accessible, convenient, and comfortable active transportation is a key component to increasing quality of life, supporting a vibrant economy, realizing health benefits, and reducing environmental impact.”

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency leads the cooperative effort to preserve, restore, and enhance the unique natural and human environment of the Lake Tahoe Region, while improving local communities, and people’s interactions with our irreplaceable environment. For additional information, contact Tom Lotshaw, Public Information Officer, at 775-589-5278.

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