ODOT outlines 5-year plan focused on walking and biking

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TOLEDO, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Transportation has announced their 5-year plan to accommodate the growing need for walk and bike accessibility in the state.

The Walk.Bike.Ohio plan was developed with state partners to examine and address the challenges pedestrians face on a daily basis. The goal of the plan is to reduce traffic fatalities and develop infrastructure that would promote bike transportation.

According to ODOT, trips by foot or bike can save Ohioans $12.7 billion in transportation and environmental costs over 20 years. If Ohio’s walking and biking rates increased by just over 1%, an additional $5 billion in cost savings is projected over the next 20 years.

The hope is that this plan will be a useful tool for decision-makers at all levels of government in Ohio, as they look at ways to make the state more walkable and bikeable.

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