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Citizen Input Needed for Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan in Pittsburg

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Pittsburg, KS - The City of Pittsburg is planning for a more bicycle and pedestrian friendly future with the help of Live Well Crawford County, a local non-profit dedicated to improving the health of County residents.

A Missouri based non-profit called, "PedNet" has been hired by Live Well Crawford County to create a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan for the city. The plan will evaluate current conditions and plan for new infrastructure like trails and sidewalks. The project will take one-year to complete and will cost $39,000. Live Well Crawford County is paying for the plan with a grant from the private philanthropic group Kansas Health Foundation.

According to Live Well and PedNet, public input is crucial to the success of the plan. "We need the thoughts, dreams and opinions of as many people in Pittsburg as possible in order to make this plan a success," said Robert Johnson, PedNet's Director of Consulting who is managing the project. In order to entice people to participate in the first public meeting, food will be provided and everyone who attends will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 gift card. "We really need the public's input, we know that our residents have wonderful ideas that need to be incorporated into the plan," said Martha Murphy, Live Well Crawford County's Chairperson.

The public information meeting will be at Memorial Auditorium from 6-8 pm on Monday, September 15th, 2014. People do not need to RSVP to attend and kids are welcome.

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