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Pittsburg Active Transportation Master Plan to be revealed at Public Meeting

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The public unveiling for the Pittsburg Active Transportation Master Plan will be held on September 23, 2015 at noon at the Pittsburg Fire Administration Station, 911 W. 4th St. The City of Pittsburg and Live Well Crawford County partnered with PedNet Coalition, a nonprofit organization, to develop a comprehensive plan for Pittsburg that evaluated current infrastructure conditions and provided recommendations for future sidewalks, bike lanes, trails, and more. This master plan will provide insight on how to create an environment that encourages and supports walking, bicycling, and wheelchair use.  Staff will be on hand to reveal their plan and answer questions.

“We are excited to see the Pittsburg Active Transportation Master Plan and hope that implementing this plan will become a priority for the City of Pittsburg,” says Martha Murphy, the Wildcat Extension District EFNEP Agent. Project members have been working on this plan for a year and are eager to unveil it to the public.

“Current research tells us that for every dollar spent to build new separated bike lanes, cities could save as much as $24, thanks to lower health care costs and less pollution and traffic,” continues Murphy.

This master plan is a part of the City of Pittsburg and Live Well Crawford County goals to make the healthy choice the easy choice for all residents.

For more information please visit the Live Well Crawford County Facebook page.

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