Over the past year, Winona’s planning and zoning staff have been working to better serve pedestrians and bicyclists as part of the effort to make travel safe and efficient for everyone on the city’s streets.
Luke Sims, city planner, said this is being done in conjunction with other policy updates, like the parking study, the formation of a streetscape plan and updates to comprehensive plan.
The first draft of the new guide includes answers from around 350 community members polled about curb extensions, signage, flashing beacons and other traffic control measures.
It also details various routes that could potentially be worked into the city and ways to encourage both the pedestrians and bicyclists.
As the plan continues to move forward, the final recommendations will be decided and will be subject to another Active Transportation Committee meeting. Then will be more focus groups, another public workshop and it will finally go to the City Council for approval.