Why is an 8’ multi-use path being proposed?

The existing sidewalk located along the south side of Clavey Road is a 5′ sidewalk.  As part of the Clavey Road Improvements Project, an 8′ multi-use path is proposed. The design criteria and requirements are different for a sidewalk compared to a multi-use path.  The sidewalk is intended to carry only pedestrian traffic.  The multi-use path is intended to carry pedestrian traffic as well as bicycle traffic.  The existing pedestrian and bicycle traffic on Clavey Road initiated the requirement of a separate multi-use path. In addition, this multi-use path also provides the needed connection to the east and west as outlined in the City’s approved BikeWalk HP2030 Plan.