Cottonwood Heights recently received the Utah Chapter of the American Planning Association’s achievement award for excellence for the city’s Bicycle and Trails Master Plan.
The award was given on Oct. 6 at the Utah Planning Association Conference in Farmington.
Senior Planner Michael Johnson served as project manager for the plan, which lays out the groundwork for future development in the city, and helps with creating a balanced pattern of alternative transportation development.
The plan also addresses specific goals reflecting the intent of the city’s general plan, and caters to the needs of Cottonwood Heights’ residents and visitors in regards to bicycle and trail safety.
By creating a network of bike lanes and walking trails/paths, the city promotes a healthy lifestyle, making bicycle and pedestrian travel a viable option. It also marks Cottonwood Heights as an outdoor recreation destination, utilizing this plan as a catalyst for economic development.
On Oct. 11, the city council presented Johnson with a proclamation in his honor.