MARSHFIELD, WI – Those who walk or bike the City of Marshfield will want to pay attention to the City’s upcoming discussion on Marshfield’s first comprehensive bicycle and pedestrian plan.
City staff began working on the plan in spring of 2020 in response to a recommendation in the comprehensive plan. The purpose of the plan is to evaluate existing trails and bicycle facilities, propose new routes and policies, and identify potential funding sources.
Designed to be an important document used by city staff and elected officials to guide decision making on future transportation projects, the bicycle and pedestrian plan will also guide future policy decisions that positively impact active transportation options.
Additionally, a bicycle & pedestrian plan can also help make a grant request more competitive if a proposed project is proposed in an official planning document. According to City Planner Bryce Hembrook, securing additional funding from state or federal sources can sometimes make or break a project, and thus it is important to increase likelihood of securing grants.
The plan recaps public input and studies, as well as outlines proposed bike lanes and walking paths for the City. Find the full plan here, starting at page 31. Discussion will take place at Plan Commission, starting Tuesday, September 21 at 7:00pm (streaming on the City of Marshfield website).
We welcome your stories! Contact us at [email protected]!