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Celia Mulder writes on Nov. 3, 2002
There is an important agenda item for us at Thursday's City Council meeting for this Thursday, November 7, 2002: around 6:30pm... The meeting will be in the LCRA Board Room at 3700 Lake Austin Blvd.
#32. (6:30 P.M.) Approve a resolution authorizing implementation of the Near Term Central Business District (CBD) Transportation Recommendations. (Implementation of all 15 projects recommended in the Near Term CBD Transportation Study would be funded in the following manner: $5.6 million from the City and $11.9 million from the 2001 thru 2004 CMTA 1/4 cent rebate.) (Reviewed by Arts in Public Places Panel, Historic Landmark Commission, and Planning Commission; recommended with conditions by Urban Transportation Commission, Parks and Recreation Board, Design Commission, and Downtown Commission; recommended approval of Streetscape Standards by Forestry Board; and recommended denial by Parks Board.)
Here's the low-down:
Most of the staff recommendations deal with changing downtown streets from one-way to two-way. The only recommendation for bicycle facilities among the staff's 19 recommendations was for the Lance Armstrong Bikeway. The staff recommendations did not include any improvements on Guadalupe or Lavaca Streets. Among the recommendations from the Urban Transportation Commission was a suggestion that the city should implement bicycle lanes on Guadalupe and Lavaca downtown immediately, before any of the other changes.
It would be useful to get some people to show up at the City Council meeting on Thursday at 6:30 to remind the City Council that these bike lanes are a higher priority than any of the staff recommendations. The meeting will be in the LCRA Board Room at 3700 Lake Austin Blvd.
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I've tried without success to get local groups to add their events to this calendar (Bike Texas, the Yellow Bike Project, City's Bicycle Program, Bike Austin, etc.)
If you'd like to help edit the calendar, or at least add your group's events to it, then please let me know!
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