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Public Policy

Public policy and infrastructure investments for bicycling and walking

 

Improving public policy and making sure infrastructure plans include bicycling and walking are crucial elements needed to create healthier, more livable communities. Wyoming Pathways engages in select planning and policy efforts at the state and federal level to benefit active transportation and recreation.

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Collaborating with state agencies

Wyoming Pathways works with key state agencies, including the Wyoming Department of Transportation, State Parks and Cultural Resources, Travel and Tourism, Department of Health, and the Wyoming Business Council to create policy changes and investments that benefit bicycling and walking and improve health and safety in Wyoming. Each of these agencies has unique opportunities within their control to enhance policies and programs; a collaborative multi-agency approach is producing the greatest benefits for the people of Wyoming.

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Good Roads Wyoming

Our policy efforts are seeking adoption of a “Good Roads Wyoming” version of a complete streets policy, where all users, including bicyclists and pedestrians, are routinely accommodated in highway projects. We advocate for improvements to the state bicycle and pedestrian program, participate in STIP development and generally advocate for increased investment in non-motorized projects.

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Supporting Wyoming State Parks Trails

We support Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources Department’s efforts to develop a robust non-motorized trail program and help demonstrate public support for the program. Additional efforts include tracking progress on the State Long Range Trail Plan non-motorized goals and assisting with the “action steps” identified in the plan.

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Making safe routes to school

We also support bicycle and pedestrian education efforts for safe routes to school and promote rules of responsible use for streets, pathways, and trails. We offer technical advice and training on complete streets and pathway and trail facilities design. We partner with communities regarding the health benefits of bicycling and walking, and transportation professionals for the Wyoming Safe Routes to School program.

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