From John Gideon at COBAC:If one of you, my dear readers, is able to make it to this meeting, then I would be ever so grateful if you'd take some notes and then write up a summary for me to post here - you'll get full by-line credit and a special surprise (something tangible, folks).
Friends of bicycling,
Just a quick reminder that this evening from 5:00 to 8:00 pm there will be a public meeting/open house at North Bank Park Pavilion (where Neil Avenue ends at Spring/Long Sts.) on the Columbus Bicentennial Bikeways Master Plan.
All of the consultants on the bike plan will be there including Jeff Olsen of Alta Planning + Design, Bernice Cage of MORPC, and Brian Moore of Burgess & Niple.
They plan to unveil the first rough draft of parts of the bike plan.
And they want to hear from YOU! about where you want the bike lanes, bike trails, bike parking, and what education, encouragement, and enforcement. They will have large maps of the Columbus area on which you can draw the streets and other places where you want to see bikeways or bike stations.
If you aren’t able to attend tonight’s public meeting/open house keep your eyes and ears open for future public meetings. The consultants are planning additional future public meetings around town in the not-too-distant future. Check in occasionally on the dedicated website of the Columbus Bicentennial Bikeways Master Plan here: http://www.altaplanning.com/columbus/
Central Ohio Bicycle Advocacy Coalition
P.O. Box 2003
Columbus, Ohio 43216-2003
Phone: (614) 844-3954
I really want to be at this meeting but I can't. My wife told me so in no uncertain terms after the last meeting I went to, leaving her with our son for the evening while she was eight months pregnant. And now we have TWO kids... you get the point.
If you're interested, let me know and I'll let you know if you're the one who gets the assignment. First come, first served, and all. You can contact me here.
People, not speed.