Active transportation plans (ATPs) are documents that provide a roadmap for improved walking and bicycling conditions. The planning process includes steps for gathering input and building community support, and lays the groundwork for funding and implementing a wide variety of projects, programs, and policies. Active transportation planning can take place at the regional, county, city, village, or neighborhood level. Plans may also address access to transit through active travel modes.

In preparation for the development of ATPs in Erie County, CHC is proud to launch Sandusky Streets: a mobility-centered Open Streets program that transforms the city’s streets into public spaces that are accessible, inclusive, and open to all. Open Streets temporarily close streets to cars, opening them to pedestrian traffic instead. The Sandusky Streets event reinforces a message that streets are a public resource and should be used as such. Why let cars have all the fun?