The Post Journal – Area residents looking for more opportunities to safely walk or bicycle to their destinations are invited to a public meeting Tuesday, June 12 to review and discuss a draft of the Jamestown Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan.
The Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan is being coordinated and supported in part by the Chautauqua County Health Network’s Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work, and Play project as part of efforts to promote active transportation as a key component of healthy lifestyles.
“Walking and bicycling for transportation and recreation are among the easiest and most effective ways to improve health and prevent the costly burden of obesity and type 2 diabetes,” said Janet Forbes, Creating Healthy Places project coordinator. “We expect that this plan will help the city of Jamestown become even friendlier for walking and biking. Having a plan in place will also be valuable as the city competes for future funding for sidewalks, bike lanes, and multi-use paths.”