A public meeting to receive feedback on draft recommendations for the City’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan is scheduled for April 15, from 6-8 p.m., in the Cane Room at Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Blvd. North.
The meeting will begin with an open house at 6 p.m. to allow public review of maps and displays. A presentation will follow at 6:30 p.m. Draft goals and a draft map will be posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/pedbike prior to the meeting.
The draft plan incorporates public input from a variety of activities, including:
• an online survey that resulted in more than 375 responses;
• an online mapping activity that resulted in more than 1,000 comments;
• nine stakeholder meetings;
• a public meeting with more than 50 attendees; and • an Online Town Hall.
An 11-member citizen task force, including members nominated by City Council, guided development of the plan.
The plan will update the City’s existing Hike and Bike Trails Master Plan to include the potential for walking and biking as a means of transportation in addition to recreational uses. The draft plan identifies a network of pedestrian and bicycle routes, focusing on connecting key destinations such as schools and commercial areas. In addition, the draft plan identifies areas for improved crossings at major barriers such as U.S. Highway 59, State Highway 6, U.S. Highway 90A, the railroad and the Brazos River.