Friday, April 20, 2007

Life in the Bike Lane

Life in the Bike Lane

After a lengthy application process with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the City is proud to announce that it has received a $550,000 state grant for a capital improvement project. This project will bring a bikeway to the City, to be located on the shoulder of Bayshore, from Guadalupe Canyon Pkwy to the southern City limit (just north of the US-101 on-ramp). This project was first approved by the City Council on December 5, 2005, having successfully met the following Council goals:

  • “To design infrastructure and public facilities to be efficient, cost effective and to contribute to the cohesion and character of the community.” (#2)
  • “To maintain and improve infrastructure.” (#3)
  • “To promote transportation opportunities that maximize safety, reliability, enhance circulation and create options thereby reducing reliance on the use of the automobile.” (#5)

The project was then reviewed by the City/County Association of Governments (C/CAG), wherein it demonstrated a proper conceptualization and fulfillment of the criteria identified in the application. The end result was a high numerical score, followed by the decision of the C/CAG Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee electing to grant the City of Brisbane $550,000, and the ability to begin construction of a bikeway that will hopefully allow for wheels and feet to become more viable forms of alternative transportation.


Speaking of ways to not only be more health-conscious, but also to develop a more healthy environment, come lend a hand tomorrow as the Open Space and Ecology Committee (OSEC) and Parks, Beaches, and Recreation Commission (PB&R) co-sponsor an Earth Day event at Quarry Road Park, from 8am – 12 noon. Don’t let it pass you by!

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