Committee Aims to Improve Biking and Pedestrian Infrastructure


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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- The Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee in Harrisonburg will meet Thursday to discuss their project aimed at improving biking and pedestrian infrastructure around James Madison University, and connecting it with the city.

The meeting's goal is to refine and draft plans, before coming up with a final master plan in either April or May.

Some of the projects they are planning to talk about include making the bicycle and pedestrian walkways into two separate paths.

Some short term plans, such as improving signage, could be ready by the fall.

Alex Paullin, a student who uses his bike to get around town, said he is excited about these new proposals.

"Definitely going to be less traffic, less of an environmental impact, and the bigger the bike culture gets, the safer it will be. So, the more people we have on bicycles, the safer they will be from now on," said Paullin.

When this drafted map was being put together, they received a lot of input, not only from JMU, but from the entire community.


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