Planners seek input for Travelers Rest bicycle master plan

Update (March 24, 2015):

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. – Public input is being sought for a citywide master bicycle plan in Travelers Rest.

City of Travelers Rest officials hired Alta Planning + Design to assist in the development of the comprehensive plan (see original article below), and an online survey seeking input to be used in the firm's final recommendations will be open through Sunday, April 5.

To take the online survey, click here.

Original article (Oct. 20, 2014):

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. – Travelers Rest officials are seeking bids for the development of a citywide bicycle master plan.

City Administrator Dianna Turner said that with the growing popularity of cycling in northern Greenville County, the city wants to be as bicycle friendly as possible, and that includes encouraging the construction of bike greenways as more roads and housing developments are built.

To pay for the master plan, the city applied for and received a grant from the Greenville-Pickens Area Transportation Study. The grant award totals $21,783, and the city is required to provide a 20 percent match.

According to the grant application documents, the master plan would identify facilities and infrastructure needs for cyclists.

The city is accepting qualification proposals through Thursday, Oct. 30. For more information, contact Travelers Rest City Hall at 864-834-7958.