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Longview mayor pushes citywide sidewalks

Longview mayor pushes citywide sidewalks

POSTED: Friday, February 28, 2014 - 12:00pm

UPDATED: Friday, February 28, 2014 - 12:14pm

Longview Mayor Jay Dean began a new push for a walker-friendly city Thursday, spring-boarding from a presentation about an ongoing pedestrian study.

“I would recommend to council that we have a discussion about the entire city of Longview … we really need to consider a citywide program … and in doing so look at a long-term project to where we can associate funding to pay,” Dean said.

His statement came after Brooke Droptini presented the preliminary findings of the Pedestrian Transit Access Plan to the council. Droptini is the plan manager.

The effort is an ongoing effort approved by the Longview City Council in June to determine if walkers on three major corridors can safely get to Longview Transit bus stops.

The City Council unanimously approved a $102,653 contract with Freese and Nichols for the development of the plan. Droptini works in the Fort Worth-based organization’s Tyler offices.

Read more from the Longview News-Journal.

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