Tuesday, July 17, 2012

State Bike Advisory Committee to Weigh Bike/Ped and Enhancement Apps Wednesday

This is interesting. Right next door - maybe in the same room even! - to the Oregon Transportation Commission meeting, the Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee will meet on Wednesday.

OBPAC in 2011
From the blurb:
The Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian and the Transportation Enhancement Advisory Committees will hold a joint meeting on Wed., July 18 from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Keizer Civic Center, Room B, 930 Chemawa Road NE in Keizer. Committee members have been reviewing initial applications for the recently combined funding program, offering approximately $20 million in funds. At this meeting, the committees will choose which of the 155 applicants will move to the next stage in the selection process. Public testimony will be accepted only on topics other than these applications for funding.
The OTC will meet in
Keizer Community Center, Keizer City Hall, Iris Room B, 930 Chemawa Road, Keizer, Oregon 97303.
So did somebody double-book a room?

As has come out, the OTC could take steps to minimize walking, biking, and other active transportation. Hopefully as the official advisory committee for walking and biking - and since they appear to be meeting in the same building! - OBPAC will weigh in on the matter.

As for the TE/Bike/Ped combined program, the City has applied for three projects:
  1. Minto Island Trail Connection (jointly with the Urban Renewal Agency)
  2. Brown Road NE (Carolina Avenue NE to San Francisco Drive NE)
  3. Orchard Heights Park Pedestrian Access.

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