Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) is holding a 30-day public
comment period on the Greenways + Blueways 2020 Plan.
Input may also be
offered on safety performance measure targets being amended into the 2018-21
Transportation Improvement Program and the 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan.
The comment period
ends on March 2.
Blueways 2020 combines the 2007 Greenways + Blueways Plan, the 2010 Ped
Pedal Plan, and environmental elements of the 2040 Comprehensive Regional
Plan. It is the first time that the areas of conservation, recreation, and
transportation have been combined into a single document for Porter, Lake,
and LaPorte Counties. The plan originally sought input from public listening
sessions and stakeholders with an interest in conservation of natural areas
and open lands, hiking and paddling, and non-motorized transportation such
as biking and walking.
performance measure targets being amended into the TIP and 2040
Comprehensive Regional Plan are required by the federal 2015 FAST Act
transportation bill. The targets adopted were set by the Indiana Department
of Transportation, and the NIRPC board supported the targets at their
January 18, 2018 meeting.
NIRPC will host a
public comment open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at its
offices, 6100 Southport Road in Portage, to gather comments on the Greenways
+ Blueways 2020 Plan and the proposed 2018-2021 TIP and 2040 Comprehensive
Regional Plan amendments. The meeting will be an open house format and
attendees are welcome to come anytime during the meeting time.
Comments may also
be submitted until March 2, 2018 in the following ways:
* E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
219-763-6060, ext. 160.
* USPS: NIRPC, 6100
Southport Road, Portage, IN 46368
received during the 30-day public comment period will be compiled into a
public comment report and responded to. This report will be made available
to the public and distributed to the relevant NIRPC committees prior to any
action on these items. It is anticipated that action will be taken at the
March 13 meeting of the Technical Planning Committee, followed by the March
15 meeting of the NIRPC Commission.
information will be available for review at the public meetings, as well as
NIRPC's website at