The development of the Roswell Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan will last about 12 months and involves three phases. The plan should be completed in spring 2020. The planning process involves analysis of Roswell’s existing bikeway and pedestrian network, completing public outreach and collecting stakeholder input, identifying key gaps and recommendations, and creating an implementation plan that will guide public investments over time.
Phase 1: Information Gathering (Spring/Summer 2019)
Phase 1 consists of assessing the conditions of the existing transportation system specific to biking and walking in the City of Roswell. This phase involves a variety of activities, including: assessing existing bikeway facilities, pedestrian infrastructure, and transit routes; compiling public feedback from a questionnaire, the project website, and an on-line interactive map; and determining major destinations for multi-modal access.
An initial public meeting was held on May 2, 2019, and provided an overview of the project, and an opportunity for community members to share their preferences and comfort levels related to certain bicycle, pedestrian, and trail facilities.
Phase 2: Technical Analysis and Initial Recommendations (Fall 2019)
The information gathered in Phase 1 will be applied in Phase 2 through the creation of initial recommendations. This phase includes developing collective goals and objectives for the City’s long-term vision for the non-motorized transportation system, drafting recommendations based on findings and public input, refining the bikeway network, and determining pedestrian priority areas. This phase is currently underway and a public meeting will be held on Monday, September 23 to provide an additional opportunity for the public to provide input on priorities for bikeway and pedestrian facility types.
Phase 3: Draft Roswell Bike-Ped Master Plan (Winter/Spring 2020)
Phase 3 of the planning process includes the creation of the draft Bike-Ped Master Plan and the development of the implementation plan outlining policies and strategies to determine how the City’s long-term vision for biking and walking will be achieved. This phase will be completed in early 2020; a third public meeting will be held to gather additional input prior to finalizing the plan.