Sunday, May 11, 2014
MEETING MAY 12 FOR BICYCISTS TO PREPARE FOR MAY 20 PUBLIC WORKSHOP
The meeting notice below was circulated in a message from Local Motion last Thursday evening:
NORTH AVENUE BIKE ADVOCATES MEETUP
When: Wednesday, May 14, 5:00 to 6:30 PM -- Pizza & healthy snacks provided
What: A gathering of bike riders of all stripes to review options for dedicated, protected bike facilities on North Avenue-- and figure out together what option we want to throw our collective weight behind
Where: Train Station, Main St Landing, lower level, 1 Main St, Burlington.Entrance off the bike path.
Why: Because some really important decisions will be made at the North Avenue Corridor Study Public Workshopon May 20, and we will get much better bike facilities if we go into that meeting clear and united!...
As an Alternate Member (Ward 3) to the North Avenue Corridor Study Advisory Committee I can report the approach of the Committee developed to date insures the safest form of infra (infrastructure) for every mode. For cyclists this means cycle track (separate/protected bike lanes) from end-to-end along the corridor, and roundabouts with separate/shared pathways for cyclists at key intersections. The infra proposed expands the opportunity to bicycle along the corridor from mostly young adults today to everyone regardless of age, gender or skill. In addition we call for upgrading connectivity to schools, the Bikeway, etc. as an integral part of the corridor plan.
Note the next Public Meeting open to all on the North Avenue Corridor Study is Tuesday, May 20 at St. Mark's Church 7-9 p.m. 1251 North Ave.