City of Richardson seeks community input on active transportation plan

The city of Richardson is requesting public feedback on its active transportation plan via an online community survey. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
The city of Richardson is requesting public feedback on its active transportation plan via an online community survey. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Richardson is requesting public feedback on its active transportation plan via an online community survey. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Richardson is requesting public feedback on its active transportation plan via an online community survey.

Created by the city's transportation and mobility department, the survey first opened March 2 and will be available to access until March 31. To take the survey, visit www.cor.net/atp.

The survey is part of a yearlong city initiative to update the plan based on community needs and wishes. The plan integrates multiple forms of transportation, including pedestrian and bike pathways as well as access to transit and micro-mobility options such as scooters and e-bikes.

“This program is designed to create a visionary plan that connects all active transportation elements to create a [city] that is more accessible and usable by all ages and abilities in Richardson,” said Jessica Schutt, mobility and special projects manager for the city, in a Feb. 7 City Council meeting.

Richardson’s existing infrastructure is estimated to include 87 miles of hard surface trails, 6 miles of soft surface trails and over 22 miles of bike lanes, according to the city. Schutt said in the Feb. 7 meeting that while the city's existing infrastructure is maintained well, many facilities are not tailored for people of all ages and abilities.


As part of the project, the city will seek public input on potential issues and needs, including through open house and information booths set up at public facilities and events.

The city's goal is to have a final plan adopted by the City Council in 2023.
By Jackson King
Jackson joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in January of 2022. He graduated in 2020 from Texas A&M with a degree in journalism. Jackson covers education, local government, business, development, real estate, transportation and nonprofits in the Richardson community. Prior to CI, he covered sports for the Wylie News, interned at Maroon Weekly and Insite Brazos Valley Magazine in College Station, Texas, and wrote freelance for the Dallas Morning News.