Milwaukies 3rd bicycle workshop Sat. June 2nd.

Here’s a notice from Brett Kelver, TSP Bicycle Liaison:

There has been a lot of interest expressed by participants in the pedestrian-bicycle workshop about integrating the concept of bike boulevards into the Transportation System Plan (TSP) update. Unfortunately, we didn’t have time at the May 5th meeting to fully discuss the idea, so we are holding a third bicycle workshop to focus on this issue. Please plan to join us for this special public meeting scheduled for Saturday, June 2, 2007, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Milwaukie City Hall (10722 SE Main Street).

If you are a staff/liaison, your hard copy packet is being mailed/distributed to you today. The electronic packet is available on our web site.

Here is what we hope to achieve at this meeting:

  • Develop a shared understanding of the bike boulevard concept.
  • Evaluate proposed bike boulevard routes and determine which should be on the TSP Bicycle Master Plan.
  • Discuss the priority of bike boulevard routes in the context of the proposed Bicycle Capital Projects list.

Through the TSP update process, the City has been able to hire a consultant specialist to assist with this special Bike Boulevard workshop. Rory Renfro of Alta Planning in Portland will be leading the discussion on June 2nd. Rory and Alta Planning bring considerable expertise in bicycle transportation to the table, and we are excited to have them involved to strengthen this portion of the TSP update.
In addition, there are several useful websites that have information and examples of bike boulevards. If you have not seen some of these already, take a look as part of your preparation for the conversation:

As always, please contact Brett Kelver if you have any questions. We will be aiming to have this discussion within a 2-hour timeframe, so please plan to arrive in time to start at 10:00 a.m. on the dot. See you on Saturday, June 2nd at Milwaukie City Hall!

Brett can be contacted at: kelverb@ci.milwaukie.or.us

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