The Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan for Chapin, Swansea, and Batesburg-Leesville serves as a guiding document to prioritize and catalyze active transportation in each community. As each small town strives to create a sense of place, a safe and connected bicycle and pedestrian system will benefit residents and visitors. While each community is unique, the small-town character and proximity to active railroad tracks are shared traits that offer both challenges and opportunities. Goals for this plan were developed to align with the desires of all three of the communities in the study area. The Plan’s goals are as follows:
• Encourage active transportation as a mode choice. The planning process that culminated in The Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan for Chapin, Swansea, and Batesburg-Leesville helped people think about active transportation in their community. The plan outlines ways to continue to excite people about bicycling and walking.
• Create a list of active transportation projects that will best connect people to important places. The Plan uses data-driven analysis to identify impactful investments in active transportation infrastructure, and results from the analyses are used to create a roadmap for implementing a safe, connected, and enjoyable network of bicycling/ walking routes.
• Illustrate a vision for what could be. Catalyst projects illustrate in detail what the community could look like as a more bikeable, walkable place.
• Identify what success looks like and outline a roadmap to get there. How do we know that we are moving in the right direction? Strategically developed benchmarking tools provide a roadmap for moving from today into the envisioned future.
The Chapin, Swansea, and Batesburg-Leesville Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan can be downloaded from the following link: Chapin, Swansea, and Batesburg-Leesville Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan