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Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan


On Tuesday, April 12, the Coppell City Council approved recommendations as outlined by the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. The plan aims to promote healthy lifestyles and safe trail/bikeway facilities through improving and prioritizing bicycle and pedestrian accommodations throughout the City, and offers suggestions as to how multiple modes of transportation could coexist as future development occurs.
 
The plan includes recommendations for improving conditions, creating awareness, and establishing guidelines for future amenities and policies related to bicycle and pedestrian safety. The recommendations propose bicycle and pedestrian networks, programs that include education and enforcement criteria, and policies to foster a culture where bicycling and walking are a part of daily life for Coppell residents.

Other recommendations were made to establish a bicycle and pedestrian advisory committee, consider a bicycle parking ordinance, develop a sidewalk improvement priority strategy, and adopt policies, processes, and standards that encourage and enhance walking, bicycling and other trail related activities in Coppell. 

In July 2014, the Coppell community expressed a desire to improve bicycling and pedestrian access in the city. The Parks and Recreation Department began working with Alta Planning and Design, a nationally recognized bicycle and pedestrian planning firm, to develop a master plan for the streets and trails of Coppell. The proposed Master Plan represents the efforts of many people, and much input from the cycling community, walkers and joggers who live and play here, or simply use Coppell roadways for transportation. 

Park Board approved the plan recommendations on February 1, 2016. City Council reviewed the goals and recommendations of the document on February 9, 2016 and again at the March 29, 2016 Work Session. In January, the council approved a recommendation to add bike lane signage on streets. In March, workers began posting signs throughout the city. 

For more information regarding the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, or other projects directed through the Coppell Parks and Recreation Department, please call 972-462-5100 or visit www.coppelltx.gov.