The Central Virginia Planning District Commission is seeking input from Virginians to help shape the long-range Transportation plan. The organization needs help changing roadways in congested areas.
“Frankly, we’re hoping it will be a little bit more fun for people,” said Scott Smith, transportation planning director.
The survey is a part of the Long-Range Transportation Plan, which will help change roads in Lynchburg, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell counties by 2045.
“The counties in Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell and Amherst are not necessarily going to experience as much congestion as the people in the city of Lynchburg might. But there’s still going to be intersections that they might feel are unsafe,” Smith said.
Through the interactive survey, people who ride a bike or bus, drive or walk can prioritize where their funds should be spent.
“Through the survey, we can get feedback on certain areas that they think is problematic for them in their daily commutes,” Smith said, "and if folks have particular areas of concern then they can zoom in, click on ‘Safety Issues’ and drag this little icon to that intersection and write what the problem is."
Organizers say the survey will ultimately help them identify and prioritize projects to get them in line for funding.
Once all the survey responses are in, transportation leaders hope to hold a public meeting to present the plan.
The survey is available now until Jan. 13. To take the survey and learn more about the Long-Range Plan, please click the links below.
Long-Range Plan: https://www.connectcentralvirginia2045.com/