Ensuring a data driven, objective, and balanced analytical approach, GRPC strives to provide information for the development of projects and programs that increase safety, improve mobility, and access to opportunity, while promoting quality of life.
Gulf Coast residents and visitors want to walk and bike. It allows them to be active while enjoying the Gulf Coast’s natural scenery. Walking and biking also offer social benefits. The informal interaction that occurs allows people to develop connections and a heightened sense of involvement in their surroundings. Walking and biking are ways for people get exercise and access daily needs if conditions are adequate. Safety is a pedestrian’s biggest concern.
As we develop the transportation system on the Gulf Coast, we must take into consideration the mobility and accessibility of pedestrians. The Gulf Coast’s Local Road Safety Plan, developed through a partnership between the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Gulf Regional Planning Commission (GRPC) addresses pedestrian safety concerns and makes recommendations for projects to improve pedestrian safety including: