River Ring SEED Goals Social Capital An interconnected system of greenways, parks and trails enhances social capital—health, education, dignity and interaction—and strengthens community bonds. S Environmental Stewardship An interconnected system of greenways, parks and trails is the physical armature that defines communities and preserves and enhances the natural environment. E Economic Development An interconnected system of greenways, parks and trails strengthens local economies and is a catalyst for economic growth in new and established communities. ED
River Ring SEED Goals S Social Capital Stable and Desirable Neighborhoodsconnectivity, safety, community pride, character, aesthetics, cleanliness Strong Civic Stewardshipcivic participation, leadership, good policies and standards, government transparency, cooperation Good Health physical and mental health, active lifestyles, behaviors, healthy and organic food Transportation Optionsalternative modes, increased bicycle use, access to transit, reduced travel times and congestion High Quality of Lifeeducation, cultural identity, happiness, legacy for future generations
River Ring SEED Goals A Clean, Healthy Environmentconservation, preservation, healthy habitats; clean soil, water, air Reduced Carbon Footprint and Impact on Environment less waste and consumption, low impact development, carbon reduction, energy conservation Strong Environmental Stewardship relationship and appreciation of environment, access to natural assets, policies and standards E Environmental Stewardship
River Ring SEED Goals A Strong Regional Economyeconomic development, tourism, business growth, job attraction and retention Creation and Preservation of Wealthproperty values, local reinvestment, greater savings, less cost for activities/recreation Efficient and Fiscally Strong Governmentlower cost for services, increased revenue, lower tax burden, reliable infrastructure ED Economic Development
Great Rivers Greenway Regional Bicycle Master Plan
Vision Statement The Bicycle Master Plan will create the bicycle component to the regional transportation network that accommodates all users and promotes consistent design and development of bicycle facilities.
Mission: Increase the number of people using bicycles for transportation. Prioritized Goals: Provide a prioritized system of routes that are contiguous and connected to other on and off road facilities. Enhance safe interaction between bicycles and motor vehicles. Increase the commitment of public officials to support and/or initiate public policy for bicycling in all levels of government; local, regional and state. Expand the public’s view that bicycles are a viable and acceptable mode of transportation. Consistent application of bicycle facilities guidelines and standards.
Route Network Development and Prioritization Key plan criteria was used for both network development and for prioritization Employment Centers Town Centers/Downtowns/Business Districts Colleges and Universities Transit Stations and Transfer Centers Regional Parks Roads used regularly by bicyclists