Safe Streets to Schools Bike/Ped Master Plan & South Downtown Bike/Ped Master Plan
The City of McMinnville is currently studying how to improve walking and bicycling in two areas of town and invites the community (that’s you!) to provide your input during the bicycle/pedestrian planning process. There are three opportunities to get involved over the next several months: an online survey and mapping option and attending one of the public meetings.
These plans will make recommendations for improving the safety and comfort of those walking or bicycling and it’s important that we hear from you. Your input helps us to understand what types of infrastructure would help make these areas more accessible and safer to families out walking, mothers with strollers, and kids pedaling to a park, school, or to the new Milner Recreation Center.
CTPG Bicycle/Pedestrian Master Plan + Appendices available here
McMinnville Safe Routes to School Bicycle/Pedestrian Plan + Appendices available here
Comment Period is Closed + Next Steps
Our final comment period closed on July 2. We received great comments that productively moved the project forward and towards completion.
The Board of Mayor and Aldermen will review the McMinnville Safe Routes to School Bicycle/Pedestrian Plan at the September 14 Board Meeting at City Hall.
Bookmark this page for updates on future comment opportunities!
For more information on cycling and a Warren County bicycling map in McMinnville, visit Bike McMinnville's webpage
These plans seek the best ways to build connection between neighborhoods and maintain a high quality of life for all those in our community. To do this, we must find ways to make our streets and sidewalks safer and more efficient, improve the health of our residents, and improve links among transportation, infrastructure, and recreation destinations. Digging into these issues together as a community allows us to prioritize transportation projects that accommodate all travelers – neighbors walking, kids bicycling, mothers with strollers, seniors rolling, Go Upper guests riding, and commuters driving.
Once projects are identified in our Master Plans, we will be well-positioned to apply for grants to fund the projects and make them a reality. These projects can take 1, 5, or 10 years to complete, which is why we need to start planning now. The first step in the process is to get feedback from you. That input not only guides our decision-making, but it ultimately impacts which transportation projects rise to the top of the list when it’s time to fund them.
Questions + Trouble with Survey
Contact Katie Kemezis at the Community Development Department with your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org and 931-473-1204 ext 4.
These projects were made possible through TDOT's Rural Planning Innovation Grant and the Community Transportation Planning Grant! A big THANK YOU to our local Steering Committees members:
Tourism Development Board Ross Garrison
Coordinated Health Coordinator, WCS, Shannon Railling
County Executive, Warren County, Jimmy Haley
Bike McMinnville, Ian Riley
Executive Director, MHA, Pat Basham
Alderman Zach Sutton
Mayor Ryle Chastain
City Administrator/Community Development Nolan Ming
Public Works Director Frank Southard
Assistant Director, Parks and Rec, Justin Scott
Wellness Coordinator, Parks and Rec, Mari-Lynn Wilson
Community Planner/Main Street McMinnville rep. Katie Kemezis