Crawford County / City of Roberta Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning
The City of Roberta and Crawford County, with its rural, laid-back atmosphere, is seeking to promote a greater sense of community through policy decisions and project implementation, which incorporates pedestrian facilities, bicycle routes, multi-use trails, and golf cart paths. While many of the community’s efforts are at the conceptual and planning stages, the desire for and commitment to bicycle and pedestrian facilities is a fundamental theme of the community’s completed Joint Comprehensive Plan.
Some of the community’s anticipated projects include:
Design new and reconstructed roadways to accommodate multiple functions, including pedestrian facilities, parking, bicycle routes, and public transit as well as local vehicular circulation.
Address the location, design, and landscaping of residential and non-residential streets, trails, and paths as one of the most important components contributing to the character, structure, and development pattern of the community.
Integrate golf cart paths and associated facilities in downtown Roberta and surrounding in-town neighborhoods.
Incorporate bike lanes and signage along sections of Highways 42 and 80 that will connect with ones planned for Byron and Warner Robins.
Cooperate with Georgia DOT to resurface and upgrade a walking trail in Roberta.
Promote the execution of Phase I of Keep Roberta-Crawford Beautiful railroad square reclamation project, which includes a park, fountain, and gazebo.
Support the creation of a community-wide bike-pedestrian network through the development of a Local Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan that will tie into the Middle Georgia Regional Bike and Pedestrian Facilities Plan.
Evaluate the feasibility of expanding the sidewalk system and multi-use trails to connect the City of Roberta with the unincorporated Knoxville area.
Through funding assistance made available by the Georgia Department of Transportation in FY2009, the City of Roberta was able to prepare a Pedestrian Facility/Sidewalk Infrastructure Improvement Plan. This plan provides local officials with a guide for current and future sidewalk maintenance, as well as recommendations for expansion to major activity centers and neighborhoods not currently served by pedestrian facilities. You can view the plan by clicking on the following link: Roberta Sidewalk Plan.
In 2011, Crawford County was awarded funding assistance under the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) infrastructure grant program for sidewalk improvements at Crawford County Middle and Elementary Schools.