Group proposes making Pittsburg more walkable, bikeable

PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — A group focused on making Pittsburg more walkable and bikeable is suggesting that the city focus on $2.9 million in priority projects over ten years.

The Pittsburg Morning Sun reports that the PedNet Coalition was hired by Live Well Crawford County to make recommendations to improve Pittsburg’s non-vehicle transportation. The priority projects include bike lane, sidewalk and trail additions. They’re included in a list of $22 million in possible improvements.

Robert Johnson, director of consulting for the coalition, said Wednesday that the goal is to make the community “accessible to everybody over the age of 8.”

Johnson says an eighth of a percent sales tax, if the city chooses elects that route, would generate $430,000 to $450,000 a year. He added the city could also pursue grants.



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