City Engineering staff along with staff from local engineering firm Halff Associates, Inc. gave the City Council a “first look” at the City’s inaugural Active Transportation Plan (ATP) Monday. The ATP is being developed in order to connect all of Richardson’s active transportation elements—bicycle, pedestrian, transit and micro-mobility—to create a better network.  

Components of the still-developing plan highlighted at Monday’s meeting include a vision statement, project objectives and a map of the proposed Essential ATP Network, showing existing and possible future bike lanes, signed routes and multi-use trails as well as recommended network connections. The map will eventually include the types of “facilities” appropriate for each route, such as buffered bike lanes and shared-use paths.  

Next steps in the planning process include refining the network, developing strategies for implementation and preparing a final master plan for future City Council consideration.  

Video: Nov. 7 presentation