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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Two big wins for cyclists!

After years of discussions at the CdA Pedestrian & Bicycle Advisory meetings, a handful of public meetings, a Parks and Recreation Commission meeting, a Public Works Comission meeting, and finally last nights lengthy City Council meeting, the City will be adding bike lanes to 15th Street. City Council voted 5-1 in favor of the bike lanes.

Parking will be removed along the one mile stretch from Sherman Avenue to I-90 and replaced with 5' bike lanes on each side of the road. 15th Street is a very popular route for bicycle commuters, children going to and from school, and recreational cyclists. The work of bike lane striping and moving the centerline (to the center of the road) could happen in conjunction with the traffic signal installation this summer at Harrison Avenue and 15th Street.

A big thanks goes out to everyone who provided written and verbal testimony to the City during this long process. We couldn't have done it without you! And a big thanks to Monte McCully, City Trails Coordinator, for compiling a great powerpoint presentation.

Another big win last night was the passing of the 2010 Trails and Bikeways Master Plan. Compiled by the Pedestrian & Bicycle Advisory Committee, this master plan lays the groundwork for future bikeway improvements within the City....which coincidentally included adding bike lanes to 15th Street.

1 comment:

  1. It was great to see democracy in action as so many people took time out of their schedules to attend this meeting and speak so passionately.