Feb 8 2013

Bike Ped Plan Hearing Monday Feb 11

On Monday February 11, 2013, the Planning Commission will hold a hearing on the initial draft outline of the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan application for a grant to fund it from the Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC).  The plan will identify projects, programs and policies that make walking and bicycling throughout the City safer, more pleasant and more convenient. The plan is expected to designate a network of bicycle routes; recommend high-priority sidewalk, intersection and other street improvements; and suggest policies and effective programs to promote walking and bicycling. The plan is also expected to include a “Safe Routes to School” component, with ideas to make it safer for kids to walk or bike to the City’s three elementary schools and one middle school. The community’s feedback is invited throughout the process, beginning with initial ideas of what should be included in the bicycle and pedestrian plan.

The hearing is the third item on the Commission’s agenda and will begin at approximately 7 pm.  The public is invited to attend the hearing at City Hall Council Chambers, at 120 Vista Avenue. It will be broadcast  on KCOM, cable 20 and streamed live on the internet.

To watch the meeting live or at a later time, log on to the City’s website at www.ci.piedmont.ca.us: on the right hand side of the homepage under the “City Council” heading, click on the “Online Video” link, then scroll down under the “Sections on this Page” heading, click on the “Planning Commission” link, then on the “February 11th meeting”, click on the “Video” link and watch.

One Response to “Bike Ped Plan Hearing Monday Feb 11”

  1. I’m looking forward to seeing improvements on Grand Ave where the bicycle lane ends & a tight turn near Greenbank makes it unsafe there & through the Oakland Ave intersection.

    There seem to be many “Beach” kids & middle schoolers who cross Grand Ave, in this Greenbank/Grand Ave area to get to/from Beach & PMS. Cars speed around the corner with little visibility. I believe continuing the bicycle lane on Grand Ave. would enable kids to safely bike here too.

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