The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is developing the state’s first Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan.
The agency hopes to gain information from Montanans across the state in order to gain a better understanding of walking and biking as it is used to meet diverse transportation uses and needs. The Plan will help set the foundation for preserving and improving pedestrian and bicycle transportation that is safe, accessible and user-friendly for people of all ages and abilities. Over the next year, MDT will be seeking and considering public input, analyzing data and identifying trends.
One aspect for the development of this Plan is an online survey assessing how and why people are bicycling and walking in Montana. The survey leads the user through a series of questions and activities to collect feedback about the state of walking and bicycling in Montana. The 20 question survey is available here and takes approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. The survey will be open until June 10th.
Please see the Plan’s website to find information about the planning efforts as well as an opportunity to subscribe for updates. http://www.mdt.mt.gov/pubinvolve/pedbike/
MDT will also be hosting a workshop/open house in Billings on May 24th! No location has been confirmed yet, but check back here for updates and details as they are provided by MDT.
MDT’s mission is to provide a transportation system and services that emphasize quality, safety, cost effectiveness, economic vitality and sensitivity to the environment. The Montana Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan (Plan) will be used by MDT as it works to fulfill this mission for pedestrians, bicyclists, and all who use the state’s transportation system.
The planning process began in March 2018. It is anticipated that the Plan will be finalized by the end of February 2019.
Thank you Montana Department of Transportation! Please send comments and gratitude to Michelle Wheat, MDT’s State Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator, at MiWheat@mt.gov