CHATHAM COUNTY - SAVANNAH
METROPOLITAN PLANNING COMMISSION

Melanie Wilson, Executive Director

What we do - (c) Stephanie Rossi, Used with permission

Bicycle & Pedestrian Planning

As we look at options to accommodate growing traffic, bicycling and walking are air-pollution-free, healthy, and common-sense for short trips.  Consistently, surveys reveal the public's desire for more bike lanes, trails, and continuous sidewalks.  Savannah enjoys beautiful weather, which is conducive to non-vehicular travel but not always possible due to accessibility and safety issues. The non- motorized plan was developed by identifying needed pedestrian and bicycle improvements, and prioritizing these improvements.

The Non-motorized Transportation Plan can also guide local governments in the development of Capital Improvement Programs and guide organizations applying for grants in the future under such programs as Transportation Alternatives.