The Lexington Area MPO is developing a pedestrian and bicycle plan to improve walking and biking conditions in Fayette County and Jessamine County.
We Want Your Input
Drop by anytime between 5-8pm to chat with the project team and to provide your input.
Connect Lex Open House
May 16, 2017, 5-8pm
West Sixth Brewing
501 W 6th Street #100, Lexington, KY 40508
About the Plan
The plan aims to improve safety and accessibility in Fayette and Jessamine Counties for people of all ages and skill levels. The end result of this planning process will be a report with maps and recommendations for bikeways, sidewalks, crosswalks, greenway trails, and related policies, programs, and infrastructure.
The Lexington Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), in conjunction with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) and the Jessamine County Fiscal Court, has hired Alta Planning + Design, a national bicycle and planning firm, to prepare the 2017 update of the Lexington Area MPO Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan.
This planning process depends on your input. Help us prioritize investment in the sidewalks, bikeways, and trails that are important to you.
- Check this website for news, meeting announcements, and project updates.
- Take our user survey!
- Draw where you would like to see improvements for walking and biking on our interactive map.
- Attend public meetings, meet with project team members and share your ideas Throughout the process, we'll be hosting in-person meetings as well as on-line conversations.
- Spread the word so we can involve the whole community!
- Develop a vision and goals for walking and biking in Fayette and Jessamine County.
- Identify and prioritize a list of capital projects by engaging the community.
- Identify priority areas for improvement along bikeways, sidewalks, greenways, and park trails that connect people and places.
- Create a safe, friendly network of bikeways and sidewalks to make bicycling and walking easier for all everybody.
- Develop a maintenance plan for the bikeway, sidewalk and trail network to make sure it stays safe and easy for the public to use.
- Create strategies for education, public encouragement, and enforcement to build a more walkable and bike-friendly community.
- Identify opportunities to link biking, walking and public transit in smarter ways.
In 2007, the Lexington Area MPO developed the first Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan for Fayette and Jessamine County. The plan ranked a list of priority bikeway and sidewalk projects. Over the last ten years, our miles of bikeway and pedestrian pathways increased by 166%; however, there are still gaps in the current network. Additionally, design technology for planning bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure has evolved since 2007. It's time for a fresh look and a plan for what comes next.
Check out the previous 2007 Bike & Pedestrian Master Plan page.