After 18 months of feedback with Region stakeholders from Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties, the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) is proud to announce the final draft NWI 2050+ is ready for your viewing! This document builds on the main themes of NWI 2050 envisioning a Region which is connected, renewed, united, and vibrant. NWI 2050+ takes a deeper dive into several topics of importance to Northwest Indiana including roadways, transit, freight traffic, active transportation networks, land use patterns, and climate change.
This final draft was approved by the NIRPC Executive Board at their meeting held July 20, 2023.
Active transportation includes walking, bicycling, and other forms that combine mobility with physical activity. This section will build on Northwest Indiana’s excellent trails to plan a regional network for bicyclists and pedestrians that connects trails, communities, parks, workplaces, and major activity centers. It will emphasize ways to make roads and streets more friendly and safe for human-powered travel.