In February 2018, 17 Lafayette residents were chosen from a pool of 28 applicants to serve on the Friends of Public Road Working Group (FPRWG). This working group was assembled to provide input for the development of a Public Road strategic corridor plan.
The purpose of the plan is to:
- Address aging infrastructure/traffic signals in the Public Road corridor that need to be removed, replaced, or upgraded
- Facilitate safe travel and access by people using all modes of transportation – walking, biking, accessing transit, and driving
- Accommodate the existing land uses in the corridor while keeping in mind the future land use changes that are anticipated in the LURA Downtown Plan
- The corridor plan will build on the goals outlined in the LURA Downtown Plan and will include opportunities to enhance the experience for people walking, biking, accessing transit, and parking in the corridors.
Role of the Friends of Public Road Citizen Working Group (FPRWG)
The FPRWG meets monthly and has begun providing input to the City’s project consultant, Fox Tuttle Hernandez Transportation Group. These members bring varied backgrounds and are providing diverse points of view on possible transportation improvements from a residential and local business owner perspective. The consultant will use this citizen feedback as guidance for final plans for City Council consideration later this summer.
Various data was collected earlier this year to help guide efforts to develop the Public Road corridor plan. We encourage residents to watch these 5 short videos that summarize some of the interesting findings that are helping guide the plan.
If you’d like to stay current on the progress of this process, visit www.cityoflafayette.com/PublicRoadPlan. As new items are available, this page will be updated.