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Cornelius Board to consider Town Bicycle Master Plan

Jan. 2. At their first meeting in 2017, the Cornelius Town Board will consider adopting the town’s first official bicycle master plan, which was recently approved by the NCDOT. The meeting Tuesday Jan. 3 begins at  7 pm.

The plan recommends expanding the existing 8.2 miles of bike facilities within the town into a comprehensive network of bike lanes, marked shared lanes, greenways, sidepaths, and low stress bike routes, totaling 97.4 miles. Twelve priority projects and five signed bike routes have been identified for near-term development which will provide critical connections and routes for safe bicycling in the town.

“The Bicycle Master Plan will be a valuable tool not only for improvement of the Town’s alternative transportation network, but in being able to seek alternative funding for all alternative modes of transportation,” said Planning Director Wayne Herron.

Also at Monday’s meeting the commissioners are expected to approve the town’s $412,000 2017 vehicle purchase plan which includes four Ford police interceptor vehicles and one Inventech Marine Lifeproof boat.