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City of Jackson Plans to Enhance Greenway and Bicycle Options with TDOT Planning Grant
Posted on 02/24/2021

JACKSON, Tenn. –The City of Jackson has been selected to receive an Urban Transportation Planning Grant funded by the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

The grant will be used to further the bicycle, pedestrian and greenway master plan that addresses the city’s long-term transportation goals.

“This plan will help us enhance the quality of life in Jackson by enhancing outdoor recreational opportunities while encouraging multi-modal transportation,” said Mayor Scott Conger. “It will also make us more competitive with industry site selection and talent retention. When young families and professionals are considering a move, they want to see a city that is thriving and investing in their outdoor spaces.”

Under the grant, the city is eligible to receive up to $200,000 for planning services. This will allow the city to create a livable document that will focus on improving mobility for pedestrian and bicycle use through the following steps and objectives:

  • Existing conditions analysis

  • Establishment of a defined network

  • Identification of improvements

  • Capital plan for implementation

  • Design toolbox

The City of Jackson will work on a plan over the next year that will include input from the community and stakeholder meetings to understand visions and set goals.

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