The Bicycle, Pedestrian and Greenways Master Plan was adopted on Jan. 28, 2010 as a component of the College Station Comprehensive Plan
. The intent of the Bicycle, Pedestrian and Greenways Master Plan is to provide information and guidance on bicycle, pedestrian, and greenway facilities (bike lanes, bike routes, sidewalks, and multi-use paths) in College Station.
BICYCLE, PEDESTRAIN & GREENWAYS MASTER PLAN UPDATE
The City of College Station is in the process of updating the Master Plan. Since adoption, the City has grown and changes have occurred that warrant evaluating additional needs of the community.
- Community Meeting: Feb. 7, 2017 - A Community Meeting was held Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 to share the planning process, what's been accomplished since adoption and receive public input through an open house format. HERE is a copy of the presentation.
- Survey Input: Feb. 7 - March 7 (Now Closed)
- Formulate Proposed Changes based on input: Spring/Summer (with Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Greenways Advisory Board and Staff Resource Team)
- Online Public Comment Period for Proposed changes - Late Summer
- Adoption: Fall
THE MASTER PLAN
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Existing Condition
Maps for Chapter 2
Chapter 3: Needs Assessment
Maps for Chapter 3
Chapter 4: Goals and Strategies
Chapter 5: System Development
Maps for Chapter 5
Chapter 6: System Management
Chapter 7: Implementation
Maps for Chapter 7
For a copy of the plan, please contact Planning and Development Services at email@example.com or 979.764.3570. It's available on CD for a minimal charge.
For an interactive map that shows the bicycle plan and pedestrian plan, please visit the Planning and Development map here.
The Master Plan is amended with neighborhood, district, and corridor plans. Below is a list of amendments made to the plan. The Master Plan is provided below and reflects the most recent changes.
- June 10, 2010 - Central College Station Neighborhood Plan
- June 23, 2011 - Eastgate Neighborhood Plan
- Sept. 13, 2012 - Southside Area Neighborhood Plan
- Oct. 11, 2012 - Medical District Master Plan
- April 25, 2013 - Wellborn Community Plan
- Sept. 26, 2013 - South Knoll Area Neighborhood Plan
This plan was built upon previous recommendations and policies outlined in the College Station Comprehensive Plan as well as previously-adopted plans including the Bikeway and Pedestrian Master Plan (2002) and the Greenways Master Plan (1999).
The goal in combining master plans is to address bicycle and pedestrian needs in a comprehensive manner to achieve multi-modal transportation, connectivity, recreation, healthy living and environmental protection. Each transportation type was planned for as a distinct facility type as well as collectively to achieve these goals.
As a part of the planning process, a staff resource team and a technical task force were used to help guide this effort. Citizen engagement also included three community meetings, multiple focus groups, an online survey, and online comments to discuss and receive input on how best to accommodate biking, walking and the greenway system.
The Master Plan process began in January 2009 with meetings of the staff resource team and technical task force to discuss Existing Conditions. A needs assessment was conducted in February 2009 with key stakeholders participation through focus groups and a community meeting. Additional community meetings occurred in November and May of 2009.
Updates to the Planning and Zoning Commission occurred on March 5, May 21, and Sept. 17 of 2009. Updates to City Council occurred on March 12, May 28, and Nov. 9 of 2009. The draft report was presented to the Planning and Zoning Commission on Jan. 7 and Jan. 21 of 2010 for a recommendation to Council. The draft report was presented to City Council on Jan. 14 and Jan. 28 of 2010 for adoption.
For more information about the Master Plan, please contact Venessa Garza, Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Greenways Senior Program Manager by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 979.764.3674.