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City Looking for Input on Bike Plan Update

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The City of Columbus is hoping lots of people will add their voices to this year’s update of the Bicentennial Bikeways Plan. The first opportunity for participation is an online survey, which is up now and will be available through April 23rd.

The survey asks for input on how to make streets safer for bicycling and how to best reach the goals laid out in the Bikeways Plan, which was adopted in 2008. Ideas and feedback gathered will be considered as future bikeways projects are planned and implemented.

“We will continue to invest in sharrows, bike lanes, bike racks and other bikeways infrastructure, but the safety of bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists will always be the top priority,” said Mayor Michael Coleman in a press release. “Input from bicyclists, motorists and others through the survey will help us make future bikeways projects safer for cyclists and motorists.”

The city points to a long list of bicycle-related achievements since 2008, including added bike shelters, over 26 miles of sharrow pavement markings, and the establishment of CoGo Bikeshare. Some elements of the plan, though, have met resistance – the hope is that the update will provide fresh ideas for education and outreach.

Over $5 million is earmarked for bicycle facilities in 2014, including money for more sharrows, a 2-mile long bike boulevard, 1.5 additional miles of shared-use paths, and fifty new bike racks.

To take the online survey, CLICK HERE.

For ongoing discussion about the Bicentennial Bikeways Plan, CLICK HERE to visit our Messageboard.

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