Lima, Ohio (WIMA) - Earlier this week Activate Allen County unveiled a new Active Transportation Plan- and this marks the first time Allen County has had a county-wide plan for transportation that considers issues such as bike lanes- sidewalks and safe routes to area schools.

Leaders and transportation planners from across the county joined in the effort- along with the Greenway Collaborate and Poggemeyer Design Group.

Josh Unterbrink with Activate Allen County- talked about how this new plan will benefit residents.

Moving forward- the group will work the Allen County Public Health and the Bike and Pedestrian Task Force to schedule presentation and education sessions for area groups- businesses and clubs.