The City of Miamisburg is seeking public input on the city’s long-range transportation plan
Miamisburg leadership is developing and adopting a new, modern “Transportation Plan” to replace the “Road Plan” adopted three decades ago.
The city said last week that the road plan adopted in 1993 “no longer serves the transportation needs of a 21st century community.” Instead, the Miamisburg Transportation Plan will incorporate all of the developments in transportation design that have occurred since then.
“In the last 30 years, there has been a lot of movement toward incorporating all modes of transportation when you design roads,” city planner Andrew Rodney told the Dayton Daily News on Friday. “So, instead of worrying about moving cars, you worry about moving people.”
This includes meeting the needs of all transit users, including transit users, pedestrians, individuals with mobility challenges, children, cyclists and “all different types of road users,” Rodney said.
The plan will be developed over the next few months, and the Miamisburg City Council is expected to consider the plan sometime in early 2024.
The first opportunity for public participation will be an open house from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on November 16 at the Dayton Metro Library’s Miamisburg branch at 545 E. Linden Ave. Employees from the city and Cincinnati-based CT Engineering and Planning firm. Consultants will share key data for use in developing the plan and accept feedback from the public.
Interested parties can also complete a short survey at www.tinyurl.com/cityofmiamisburg. Future opportunities for public participation will be announced during the plan development process.
“A lot of research has been done over the years on how to design a route to accommodate all these different users that didn’t exist in 1993, so we’re just looking to incorporate all of those design advances into our new transportation system,” he said.
The new transportation plan will seek to meet the needs of all users by identifying needed elements within the public right-of-way, such as sidewalks, handicap ramps, bike paths, shared use paths, lighting, pedestrian amenities, intersection crosswalks, and ADA-compliant traffic signals.
“We have realized as a community that there are many different types of people who use the transportation network, and it is important that we integrate elements into the transportation system that meet their specific needs,” Rodney said. “Not everyone has the physical, financial or age ability to drive a car, so we realize that people need to get around the city in many different ways.”
The changes won’t happen overnight, but certain elements will be needed when the city updates roads, or when nearby private development requires improvements along existing public street frontage, according to the city.