Tuesday, September 29, 2009

First Meeting of Coronado’s New Bicycle Committee this Thursday

Thank Bike San Diego for the informative write-up:

This Thursday, October 1st, Coronado’s Ad Hoc Bicycle Committee (AHBC) will meet for the first time. Formed earlier this month, the Coronado AHBC is a citizens’ committee designed to help the city adopt a bicycle master plan. Coronado has received a SANDAG grant of $75,000 to establish the plan, which aims to make bicycling safer and easier. We’ll be very interested to see what comes of Thursday’s meeting, as this level of citizen participation in bicycle planning is unprecedented in our area.

What: City of Coronado Ad Hoc Bicycle Committee Inaugural Meeting

Where: Police Department Community Meeting Room, 700 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118

When: Thursday, October 1, 2009 @ 3:00pm

See the meeting’s agenda here: http://www.coronado.ca.us/egov/docs/1253912429_316253.pdf

Section 5-d of the agenda features a 'Brainstorm' section dedicated to discussing the issue of interconnectivity. This sounds like an opportune time to propose an idea for the final piece of the Bayshore Bikeway--an expansion/modification to the Coronado Bridge which will allow for the engineering and construction of a bicycle and pedestrian lane. If motorists can enter Coronado for free, then bicyclists and pedestrians deserve the right to enter Coronado for free, as well. A bike and ped path modification to the Coronado Bridge is something that Bic Control has called for since our blog entry on August 27, 2009.

Follow Coronado's lead and start a citizen's bicycle committee in your city, too. Contact us for more info on how to do so.

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