Where do you want to walk, bike or scooter to?  County seeks input on Multi-Use Pathway Plan.

Chelan County launches online community survey and mapping tool to identify and prioritize opportunities for improving multi-use pathways.

Chelan County (“the County”) is asking for community input through an online survey and mapping tool which was launched to shape the County-wide Multi-Use Pathways Plan now underway. The survey/mapping tool takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and will be available through April 30th.  In addition to providing feedback on traditional survey questions, respondents will also have the opportunity to map their own priority routes and identify issues.

The County, including many of its municipalities and associated agencies have long recognized the value and importance of non-motorized pathway networks, supporting resident quality of life and the regional economy.  The 2017 Chelan County Comprehensive Plan reflects that, “A trails plan is a crucial step in determining the linkages the trails will provide, exploring alignment, design, cost, phasing and relative priority.”

In 2019, the County began formal efforts to commission a Pathways Plan to focus on multi-use, inter-urban trail types led by a committee of key stakeholders. An initial outcome of the stakeholder group was a co-funded partnership between the Cities of Cashmere, Chelan, Wenatchee, and Chelan County for this effort. The County’s Natural Resources Department and the Public Works Department joined to commission and begin the planning process on behalf of the stakeholder group in November 2020. The resulting plan will reflect previous trail planning related efforts, provide a basis for future grant applications and help prioritize future investments.

The success of the plan is highly dependent on community input. The results of the survey will guide long-term improvement projects and shape the future of multi-use pathways within Chelan County. To find out more information and provide input through the survey and mapping tool, please visit: chelancountypathwayplan.com

Run time: 4/19/21 – 4/30/21

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