Wednesday, December 31 2008 @ 12:35 PM UTC
Contributed by: B' Spokes
Your comments needed – Deadline Jan 5th
The proposed east-west Red Line is arguably the biggest opportunity in a generation to improve Baltimore’s transportation network, but we need input from Bicyclists!
With any project, from a simple resurfacing to the $1.6 billion Red Line transit proposal, it is important for bicyclists to have a voice in the process. When bicyclists are not at the table, details are overlooked. To those ends, your Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Committee has poured over the (400 page) Red Line Draft Environmental Impact Statement and consulted with red line ‘insiders’ to review the proposal from a bicyclist perspective. The comments adopted by the MBAC are included below.
12 options are being studied for the Red Line, the task now is to find consensus on a “locally preferred alternative,” then move forward toward funding (or not funding) the project. Details on the project and the options under consideration are available online, links are below.
Please take a moment to comment formally on the red line! Your comments can be as simple as two sentences 'for the record':
- I support construction of the Red Line as part of a high quality transit system.
- The Red Line should be designed to accommodate bicycling.
Please do this today!
Comments MUST include your full name and address or they will not be considered.
Send comments to:
email@example.com with “DEIS Comment” as the subject line
by using the online comment form
or by mail to: Red Line, c/o MTA Office of Planning, 6 St. Paul St. 9th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202
Formal comments are an important part of the DEIS process. Public comments will be accepted until January 5th.