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The Madison County Council of Governments is creating a bike/pedestrian plan for Madison County, Indiana. The focus of this plan is not only on the county itself but also on developing a regional network that fits into the surrounding counties' existing and future paths. ArcInfo has been essential in calculating roadway conditions suitable for paths and in creating maps to display at public meetings. Meeting participants mark desired areas on the provided maps, which are then put into the agency's bike plan geodatabase allowing for easy comparison of important areas. CommunityViz software is being used to develop a 3D simulation of a potential bike/pedestrian path on an abandoned railroad corridor to ease the "not in my backyard" building mentality. This presentation will summarize the importance of public participation, local government relationships, and ArcGIS technology in developing a solid regional bike/pedestrian plan.