Goals and Objectives

Target Users:

This plan is intended for pedestrians and bicyclists who either wish to or need to make daily trips for goods and services within their community and recreational users looking to maintain or improve their health. Users that fall into the category of needing to make trips by foot are the elderly who can no longer drive, schoolchildren, those people that are unable to afford or maintain a car and therefore need to find alternative means to make connections.

This plan is also for casual bike riders that may not be comfortable riding among automobile or truck traffic. These types of riders account for 60% of the bicycling population, and require improved infrastructure or residential streets with low traffic and speed limits to make connections within the community

Goals & Objectives

Increase the number of people that exercise daily by providing safe walking and biking experiences for citizens of all ages and levels of ability.

  • Increase the number of people walking and bicycling for everyday transportation purposes such as commuting to work, to school and running errands.
  • Enhance community connections to neighborhoods, parks, schools, businesses, retail and dining, and government facilities.
  • Increase the quality of life in the City of Lafayette in an effort to retain current citizens and attract new citizens.
  • Provide guidance and priorities for implementing infrastructure to support walking and bicycling with a broad range of funding and support.
  • Provide program and policy recommendations that help support and increase walking and biking in the community.
  • Provide community awareness of motorists and cyclists sharing the road through public education.
  • Increase eco-tourism in the City of Lafayette by attracting people that are looking for recreational activities in the region.
  • Be ready for future funding opportunities when they present themselves.
  • Identify future Safe Routes to Schools opportunities.
  • Create regional connections to county facilities and surrounding communities.