Transportation 2030 plan
Friday, September 10 2004 @ 08:46 AM EDT
Contributed by: Ian
The BMC meeting on Transportation 2030 was interesting but it seems the hot issue was highway 32 expansion. Public comment still can be made in writing till September 22. So remember this is your money how do you want to see it spent over the next 25 years?
Key things to consider in recommending revising in the current proposal as I understand the cycling community:
Local community access to existing and new bike trails. (Bike lanes to/from the trail) To allow kids without cars access to the trails and give parents one less thing they have to transport their kids to. (This is my main focus but feel free to voice your own opinion on what you want.)
Rather then so many short trails work on completing a major route (we are talking 25 years here.) Look at greenway.org to see some of the proposed bike trails, way cool!
I think connecting the NCR trail with the B&A trail as just one example of being better then all the short 5 mile proposed trails.
Finish what was started and make the state designated bike routes actually bike friendly (extra width at least.) (I also made this point at the meeting.)
Again this is your money for cycling, how do you want it spent? Start writing now or be silent for the next 25 years. (I mean this in a very friendly way but time is short.)