Thursday, February 18, 2016

City to Seek Public Input on Bikeways Master Plan

City to Seek Public Input on Bikeways Master Plan


Salisbury – Mayor Jake Day encourages citizens to attend and participate in a public kickoff meeting to begin the process of preparing a City-wide Bikeways Master Plan.  The meeting will take place on Thursday, February 25th, from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M, at Salisbury Fire Headquarters, 325 Cypress Street


The objective of this planning initiative is to prepare a road map of preferred bikeway connections designed to create a regional network linking neighborhoods to activity centers.  The City has retained ARRO Consulting Inc., and ALTA Planning + Design to assist with crafting this key planning tool, which will be completed prior to the end of 2016.  Upon completion, the Bikeways Master Plan will contain recommendations to create 10 new bike routes designed to increase cycling opportunities throughout the City of Salisbury for riders of all abilities.  


“Salisbury is a city that cycles,” said Mayor Day.  “Our partnerships with groups such as BikeSBY and ESIMBA have yielded bike lanes from Salisbury University to our Downtown, clean, well-maintained and marked bike trails, and a Bicycle Friendly Community designation from the League of American Bicyclists—but there’s more to do.


“What we see in thriving communities across the country is the integration of dedicated bike lanes throughout the city, creating arteries of access from the neighborhoods into and through the urban core.  The Bikeways Master Plan will be a key document moving forward because it provides us with the blueprint we need to create those connections.”


For more information on the Bikeways Master Plan, contact the Mayor’s office at 410-548-3100.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So stupid to waste city taxes of something like this that will probably be used by maybe a dozen people. And it is not safe for children or adults to be on bikes on streets with todays traffic.