Bicycle, pedestrian and trails master plan
Jackson County cities are working together to transform the county into a safe bicycle and pedestrian friendly community.
This week, the public is encouraged to attend one of the five input meetings aimed to help develop a bicycle, pedestrian and trails master plan. The expected completion date for the $114,000 project is December 31st, 2018.
Ocean Springs residents stopped by City Hall this evening to fill out surveys, voice concerns, and discuss possible solutions with city officials. New Ocean Springs resident Meg Henderson said, “Some of our priorities should be definitely bike lanes. Ideally, either protected or buffered to keep it separate from traffic.”
Long-term Ocean Springs resident Scott Hawkins said, “I would really like to see a bike lane that goes down the railroad from the bridge down to Highway 57. I’ve seen it done in Portland, Oregon and it just makes a lot of sense. You can get on and off easily at different roads.”
The workshops will not include a formal presentation so residents are welcome to come and go as they please between 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on November 14th at the Gautier City Hall and Sue Ellen Recreation Center in Moss Point and November 15th at the St. Martin Community Center.
Individuals may also submit materials and/or other information in lieu of verbal or written comments at the workshop.