After a lengthy public involvement process, an updated Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan has been adopted by the county. The Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan will guide Jefferson County in developing a network of on- and off-street bicycle and pedestrian facilities that connect municipalities and neighboring counties.
The first bicycle and pedestrian plan for Jefferson County was introduced in the 1995 Countywide Transportation Plan and generally included sidewalks along arterials and trails along major drainage ways. The adopted Jefferson County Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan consists of two maps: one for the bicycle plan and one for the pedestrian plan.
In creating the plan, staff incorporated public and agency feedback to make realistic regional recommendations with the hopes of fostering a bicycle and pedestrian network that is continuous and consistent across boundaries in cities, towns and unincorporated areas. The plan shows a long-term vision for the county and represents significant future investments.
The plan was formally adopted by the Jefferson County Planning Commission on June 13, 2012 and represents the final adopted versions. Both plan maps can be found at www.jeffco.us/bike-plan.