Active Transportation Plan

Miami Valley Regional Active Transportation Plan

FINAL Draft Plan
In August 2021, the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission kicked off our Region’s first Active Transportation Plan (see Background below). The plan is an update the Regional Bikeways Plan, which has been expanded from an exclusive focus on bicycle transportation to include walking and transit access.
 
When the final plan is approved, the Active Transportation Plan (or AT Plan) will be a long-range (20+ year) strategy and policy program developed to guide the effective investment of public funds in multi-modal transportation facilities, prepared by MVRPC in cooperation with local and state officials, and other coordinating agencies
 

Below are materials that were presented at the virtual public meeting on July 28, 2022.

• Draft AT Plan chapters:

 

Next steps include presentation of the Final Draft AT Plan to the MVPRC Technical Advisory Committee on September 15, 2022, followed by consideration by the MVRPC Board of Directors on October 6, 2022. Both meetings are free and open to the public.
 
Background

bike iconMiami Valley Regional Planning Commission completed the Miami Valley Regional Bike Plan in 2015. And in 2021, expanded the 20-year Regional Bike Plan beyond a single focus on bicycling to include walking, biking and transit access and will be the first active transportation plan for the Miami Valley Region.

pedestrian iconAn active transportation plan is a comprehensive review of infrastructure and policies to make walking, biking and transit use easy, convenient and safe choices for mobility in the Region. The plan is to give the same attention to connectivity, safety and equity to sidewalks and transit access as we have to bike facilities in past plans.

transit iconThe Miami Valley Active Regional Transportation Plan will focus comprehensively on the transport of people and/ or goods through non-vehicular means of transportation, based around human physical activity. It will align closely with the Ohio Department of Transportation Walk.Bike.Ohio statewide bike and pedestrian policy plan, the State of Ohio’s first bike and pedestrian plan.

Plan Vision & Goals

The Miami Valley’s Active Transportation network provides safe and equitable walking, biking and transit connections which enhance access to opportunity, well-being, environmental benefits and quality of life for all.

crosswalk bike wheelchair

Public Input

Public listening sessions were held during the month of November 2021. Additionally, an online survey was available for those who were unable to attend public meetings.  

The public listening sessions and online survey provided opportunities for bicyclists, pedestrians, transit users, local government agencies, parks districts, and community stakeholders to share feedback on the priorities and needs of the Miami Valley Regional Active Transportation Plan. Below are documents summarizing the public input and maps of comments and suggested improvements.

Documents:

View Active Transportation Plan Public Input Maps Online.

Steering Committee

The Active Transportation Plan Steering Committee assists with establishing goals and objectives of the plan, designing the public engagement process, shaping the project prioritization process and reviewing and commenting on the draft and final versions of the plan.

 

Bike Miami Valley

City of Beavercreek

City of Dayton

City of Kettering

City of Piqua

City of Springboro

City of Troy

Dayton Children’s Hospital

Five Rivers MetroParks

Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority

Greene CATS Public Transit

Greene County Regional Planning

Major Taylor Cycling Club

Miami County Park District

National Federation of the Blind

ODOT District 7

ODOT District 8

Sinclair College

Timeline

8 phases     Develop plan vision and goals     Review existing conditions by collecting data, reviewing existing plans, policies and programs, and analysis     Engage the community through public surveys, meetings, events, etc.     Develop project, program, and policy proposals     Prioritize project, program, and policy proposals     Finalize a plan by providing public comment periods for both draft and final plan     Finalize plan     Adopt plan

There are 8 phases of the Miami Valley Regional Active Transportation Pan which we anticipate taking around 14 months to complete. The plan kicked off in the summer of 2021 and will complete late summer of 2022. The phases include:

  1. Develop plan vision and goals
  2. Review existing conditions by collecting data, reviewing existing plans, policies and programs, and analysis
  3. Engage the community through public surveys, meetings, events, etc.
  4. Develop project, program, and policy proposals
  5. Prioritize project, program, and policy proposals
  6. Finalize a plan by providing public comment periods for both draft and final plan
  7. Finalize plan
  8. Adopt plan