The city of Charlottesville is kicking off a street study to improve safety for people traveling on two wheels or two feet.
A consulting firm that's developed bike and pedestrian plans for cities including Philadelphia and Seattle has surveyed Charlottesville’s streets.
An advisory committee made up of cyclists, city staff, and neighborhood leaders will meet Thursday to launch the project to update Charlottesville’s Bike and Pedestrian Plan.
“It's going to be our first opportunity to talk to the team that's producing the plan for us and to set our vision and goals for the plan update - talk a little about public outreach and how we'll involve the larger community in the discussion, in the process,” said Amanda Poncy, Charlottesville bike & pedestrian coordinator.
The group hopes to launch an online map to collect input from cyclists and pedestrians about specific streets.
The plan update will involve public meetings. The first will take place sometime in June.