Cape Girardeau/Jackson Area Bike/Ped Plan adopted--read the final version - KFVS12

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A newly released plan is encouraging city leaders in Cape Girardeau and Jackson to do more to keep cyclists and pedestrians safe.

While some citizens are enthusiastic about benefits new infrastructure and more education could have, others think these types of improvements should not be a priority.

Ryan Shrimplin with the Southeast Metropolitan Planning Organization, or SEMPO, says suggestions in the Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan came from citizens sharing their ideas at public meetings, through online surveys and using a wiki mapping tool.

“It allowed the public to identify what they liked and didn’t like about the current systems in place and to make recommendations for changes and improvements,” Shrimplin said.

MoBikeFed comment: View the newly adopted plan here:

We have been working to encourage all regional planning commissions across Missouri to adopt regional bicycle and pedestrian plans and Complete Streets Policies.

It is very good to see the SEMPO policy completed and adopted!

JATSO, which covers the Joplin area, has also recently been working on a regional bicycle and pedestrian plan:

When the JATSO plan is complete, everyone of Missouri's eight MPOS will have an adopted bike/ped plan--an important accomplishment for the state!