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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Citizens Asked to Help Identify Framework for Future Mobility Needs

Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land is accepting applications for a Mobility Master Plan Citizen Task Force.

The citizen-led task force of at least 18 members is intended to build on years of mobility planning and investments. Members will be selected to ensure diverse mobility interests are represented such as drivers, cyclists, walkers, transit users, seniors, parents of school children, people with disabilities, major employers and local businesses.  

Part of the process will be to combine three existing mobility plans – the master thoroughfare plan, pedestrian and bicycle master plan and comprehensive mobility plan.

Residents continue to identify mobility as the city’s top priority.  The city’s most recent Citizen Satisfaction Survey again stressed the need for continued mobility improvements. 

The goal is to create a new consolidated mobility plan that combines all modes of transportation and provides high-level strategic guidance for mobility. This consolidation effort will improve implementation and document clear policy guidance across all modes of transportation in one plan. It will also create a separate planning process to address neighborhood and corridor specific issues that are difficult to address during a city-wide planning effort.

The process is expected to result in multiple areas and corridor plans to address specific solutions and projects based on policy guidance established in the Mobility Master Plan.

“We are changing our approach to addressing mobility issues by shifting our focus from moving vehicles to moving people,” said City Engineer Jessie Li.  “Superior mobility includes multiple modes of transportation that provide residents, visitors and tourists with options. It’s an initiative that’s consistent with the Sugar Land Way, a commitment to bold and thoughtful thinking designed to make life sweeter and more refined for the people and businesses that call Sugar Land home. These continued investments in mobility are consistent with the needs and expectations of our community.” 

The work of the task force is expected to begin in March 2020 with monthly meetings scheduled during a three-year period. 

Applications will be accepted from Sept. 20 through Oct. 18.  Two information sessions will be held at the Sugar Land Regional Airport, 12888-B Highway 6 South, on Oct. 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Those interested may apply at www.sugarlandtx.gov/MobilityTaskForce.

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