The Longview Metropolitan Planning Organization is developing a plan for enhancing walking and biking in the greater Longview area. This project includes an analysis of where people are most likely to walk and bike, assessment of the safety and comfort of streets and trails, and identification of community preferences for future investments. The plan will include new policies and goals for active transportation; recommendations for new sidewalks, trails, and on-street bikeways; a system for prioritizing investments; and a list of priority pedestrian and bicycle projects. The planning area for this project includes the cities of Longview, Lakeport, White Oak, Clarksville City, Warren City, Gladewater, Union Grove, and East Mountain.
Community input is vital to the success of this project, so we prepared multiple ways for you to provide input. A special project website was available that provided an interactive experience and allowed you to complete a survey, identify barriers and opportunities on a map, and learn more about the individual components of the project. Thank you to our participants who provided valuable insight about walking and biking in the greater Longview area!
Thank you to everyone who participated in our survey. Check back for updates on the Walk and Bike Plan! Once a draft plan is completed, a public meeting will be held to present draft plan recommendations to the citizens.