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Community workshop being held to discuss how to make Leon County more walkable, bike friendly

Last workshop for people to come out to
Posted at 6:21 PM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 18:21:36-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. — You can help shape Leon County's future by telling city and county leaders what you want to see grow or change in your community.

They're asking everyone to come out to their workshop Tuesday night and give input on the Tallahassee/Leon County Comprehensive Plan, which provides a blueprint for growth and development.

This is the last workshop for people to come out to, brainstorm with planners, and tell them about the problems happening in their neighborhood.

Tuesday's conversation will revolve around a balanced transportation network and making Tallahassee and Leon County more walkable and bike friendly.

This comprehensive plan looks at where development should happen, how we can protect natural resources, and ways to best connect places with roads and sidewalks.

A big focus is getting feedback about how biking and walking can be safer and more convenient.

"A lot of people either through necessity or by choice do not drive or are not able to drive," said Mike Alfano, Tallahassee/Leon County Senior Planner. "So insuring that we have good pedestrian facilities, good bike facilities to allow people to use multi modes of transportation around town whether it's walking, biking, riding transit."

City and county leaders are also looking into environmentally friendly transportation with energy efficient buses and designated parking spots for rideshare users to encourage carpooling.