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Battle Ground residents can weigh in on nonmotorized transportation options

By , Columbian staff writer

BATTLE GROUND — Battle Ground residents will have two chances to learn about the city’s plans for enhancing nonmotorized transportation options. The city is hosting two virtual events in February on its action plan to enhance sidewalks, pathways, trails and bike lanes.

Participants will be able to review the work done so far, evaluate the potential loops and corridors envisioned by the project team and offer public comment.

A live virtual community hearing will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 15 with breakout rooms for smaller group conversations. Participants can view identified gaps and barriers and offer public comment on solutions. Those attending can also review wayfinding sign options and select a favorite.

An online community forum begins at 10 a.m. Feb. 15 and runs through Feb. 22. The forum is another opportunity to review the plan and provide comment but in an unhosted format.

The team’s initial efforts focused on identifying gaps and barriers that could impede travel for those who walk, roll, run, bike or use other forms of nonmotorized travel. The team conducted site visits and used existing data, results from a community survey and stakeholder interviews to create an inventory and map of those gaps and barriers. From the mapped inventory, the team identified potential loops and corridors to connect key areas of the city.

For more information and links to the meetings, go to