Bike Friendly Plattsburgh
The City of Plattsburgh has developed a bike infrastructure report to map existing bicycle infrastructure and identify a bikeway network with the vision to connect people of all ages and abilities in a safe and equitable way. The City of Plattsburgh is approximately 5 squares miles with a population of approximately 19,000 that supports the rural North Country region and a large student population.
At only 5 square miles, a well-designed bike network will connect every corner of the City within a 30-minute bike ride (average 6 min mile). A complete multi-modal transportation system supports the City's desire to become a clean energy community, a recreation tourism destination, and to become a sustainable and inclusive City.
This report provides a high-level analysis of existing conditions, data from community outreach, and best practices to guide the development of future projects and serve as an implementation strategy in a phased approach to develop a variety of bike facilities to achieve a comprehensive bikeway network.