Regional transportation group wants your help to improve public engagement

The Richmond Regional Transportation Planning Organization is accepting comments on its Public Engagement Plan through Friday, March 15


The project would extend bike lane infrastructure west on Franklin Street.

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The Richmond Regional Transportation Planning Organization wants your feedback so it can get better at getting feedback.

The group — which coordinates transportation plans and policies across nine jurisdictions in the Richmond region — released a Public Engagment Plan draft. A public comment period is open through Friday, March 15.

RRTPO wants all Richmond region residents to be able to provide input on things like future bike lanes, highway improvement projects, and transit initiatives. The plan sets goals for the group to improve its efforts at public engagement through a variety of means.

For example, in order to create robust ways for traditionally underserved communities to participate in things like public meetings, the plan suggests guaranteeing interpretive services, partnering with civic organizations, and considering offering compensation to people who attend events.

Other goals include leveling up media engagement, evaluating progress by tracking metrics, and developing strategies that are specific to each project.

Check out the plan and leave your comments.