John Thomas

courtesy Tippecanoe County Area Plan Commission

Tippecanoe County leaders will get a look Thursday at one of the first data-driven attempts at measuring cycling and walking in the community.

The Area Plan Commission will see a map showing more than 40 sites where volunteers have measured the volume of bikes and pedestrians.

APC Assistant Director for Transportation Planning John Thomas says it’s just a first step – more sites will still be surveyed – but it’s a way to keep lawmakers skeptical of building more bike-ped infrastructure engaged in the discussion.

MAP: Most Dangerous Intersections In Tippecanoe County

Dec 22, 2016
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Changing traffic patterns in Tippecanoe County have changed how dangerous it is to drive on some roads.

That’s the key finding from new data released by the Area Plan Commission showing which intersections experience the most fender benders.

It’s no surprise the roads with the heaviest volume of traffic top Tippecanoe County’s ranking of intersections with the most significant injury crashes.

Tippecanoe prepares long term transportation plan

May 23, 2012

Tippecanoe County’s long term transportation plan is close to finalization.

The transportation committee expects to bring the document in front of the Area Plan Commission next month for approval.

Assistant Director of Transportation Planning John Thomas says this is the sixth update to the plan, which outlines projects through 2040, but says this one is more focused on pedestrian and bike travel.

There is more than $1.6-billion worth of projects identified in the plan.

Thomas says there is only about $138-million in guaranteed federal funds for them. 

APC seeks input on long term transportation projects

Apr 20, 2012

The Tippecanoe Area Plan Commission is asking for community input to update a plan.

A meeting next Thursday is open to the public to share ideas on updating the Completing Our Streets program.

APC’s Assistant Director for Transportation Planning John Thomas says this is the sixth update on the plan, but this one is different because it is inclusive to all transportation types.

He says the public can take a look at the proposed plans for development and give feedback.

County Considers Adding 160 Miles of New Trails

Feb 9, 2012

 

The update of Tippecanoe County’s long term transportation plan will include specific details for trail projects for the first time ever.

The goal is to add about 160 new miles for walking and biking.

Assistant Director for Transportation Planning John Thomas says making these types of plans are important because of how the community is evolving.

He says the goal is to construct the trails in a way that accommodates both the needs of pedestrians and motorists.

The Transportation Department is taking public input on the proposed trails.