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Monday, November 30, 2009

Coeur d'Alene Ped/Bike Committee

This is the official blog of the Coeur d'Alene Ped/Bike Advisory Committee.

The purpose of the Pedestrian & Bicycle Advisory Committee is to promote non-motorized forms of travel and the development of safe pedestrian and bicycle facilities into a well designed, integrated transportation network for all CdA.

The Committee's current projects are:

-Assisting the City with writing a Trails and Bikeways Master Plan that will outline the course of ped/bike facilities for the next ten years.
-Assisting the Safe Routes to School organization increase the number children walking or biking to school.
-Creating a "Share the Road" Campaign.
-Working to increase the amount of bicycle parking in the city.
-Working to increase connectivity for both recreational cyclists and bicycle commuters.
-Working to increase the number of handi-capped accessible facilites in the city.

Recent Accomplishments:

-The installation of 24 bike racks in the downtown area.
-The creation of a "Share the Road" magnetic bumper sticker that can now be seen on hundreds of vehicles around town, as well as CdA city police cars and CdA parks vehicles.
-The 4-way stop added at 15th street and Mullan Avenue.
-Researching and writing a Complete Streets Policy that the Coeur d'Alene City council adopted.
-Assisting the City in applying for and receiving a "Bicycle Friendly Community" designation from the League of American Bicyclists.

This blog was created to get community imput on all things Ped/Bike related. So feel free to post any compliments, complaints or suggestions here.