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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

City Leaders Seeking to Make Fort Thomas More Walkable, Bike-Friendly

A commission of city leaders and business owners want to know how Fort Thomas can be more bike- and pedestrian-friendly/Wikipedia

A commission of city leaders and business owners will hold a public forum on Thursday evening, at 6:30 p.m. in the City Building, to gather public input and brainstorm how the city could be more bike- and pedestrian-friendly.

During Thursday night's public forum, the group hopes to:
  • get feedback on what Fort Thomas is currently doing well for walking and biking
  • ascertain what improvements the community would like to see
  • gather initial feedback on potential improvements
  • present a proposal for the City of Fort Thomas to adopt a bike/pedestrian plan
  • brainstorm potential resources, funding sources, partners, etc.

According to Walk Score, the city's approximate center, in terms of proximity to the Towne Center district (1 N. Fort Thomas Ave.), has a walkability score of 51 out of 100: "This location is Somewhat Walkable, so some errands can be accomplished on foot," the report says. 

Walkability score is measured by factors like access to public transit, commute options, and proximity to a variety of nearby businesses. Every address has a walkability score, and the different neighborhoods in Fort Thomas have slightly varying walkability scores. 

WHAT: public forum seeking input on Fort Thomas's bike/walking friendliness

WHERE: Fort Thomas City Building

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

What do you think the city could do to be more bike- and walking-friendly? Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter, and let us know what you think.

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