Community Workshop report

Thanks to everybody who turned out for the Community Workshop last night. Based on BC’s conversations with staff, it appears our input and community backing are succeeding and we’re on our way to get the best results we can in the Master Plan – including an explicit commitment to conduct the Complete Street Studies in compliance with Policy T-1.9.5 by prioritizing bicycle and pedestrian safety above motor level of service.

Our conversations with staff over the next couple of weeks, and the City Council study session this Tuesday, will be crucial to figure out whether this is true. Staff plan to finalize the plan after May 23, just over two weeks from now. So let’s keep the pressure on until then.

Bike Concord’s Advocacy Committee will continue talking with staff to hammer out the details over this time, and will alert BC members, our partners, and the public if it looks like important things are going to be omitted. If you see something that needs to be fixed in the Master Plan draft and would like BC’s support in bringing it to staff, please let us know.

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