Streets should be made safe for everyone.
Come to the first meeting for the Streets for Cycling Plan 2020 at Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N Central Park Avenue, on Wednesday, January 18, at 6 PM (see it on Google Calendar).
I asked the plan leaders Mark de la Vergne of Sam Schwartz Engineering and Mike Amsden of the Chicago Department of Transportation what people can expect here, and how it will be different from the December 1, 2011, open house. Amsden replied:
The three public meetings will provide interested citizens an opportunity to learn more about the Streets for Cycling Plan 2020. The meetings will begin with a half-hour presentation describing the project steps, timeline and outcomes, as well as educational information on the different types of bikeways being considered for the 2020 bicycle network. After the presentation, there will be a brief Q & A session followed by a mapping activity similar to what was done at the Open House. Those in attendance will be able to share with CDOT what they like about bicycling in their neighborhoods and most importantly – what they’d like to see improved.
There are two other meetings plus one district meeting. Which will you be attending?
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 – add to your calendar
Far South Side district
7 to 8:30 PM
9625 S Longwood Drive
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 – add to your calendar
6 to 8 PM
Woodson Regional Library
9525 S Halsted Street
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 – add to your calendar
6 to 8 PM
Sulzer Regional Library
4455 N Lincoln Avenue
Read our past coverage of the Streets for Cycling Plan 2020 development.
- A game of cat & mouse: revisiting John’s old CBF cartoons
- Protest against low transit funding on Wednesday is directed at the wrong audience
- Bike counts are important to businesses and in evaluating our progress
- Grid Shots: Skyline edition
- Pix from the Gapers Block crits
- A sneak peek at the exhibition “Bikes! The Green Revolution”
- Bike count projects in Chicago: two short video interviews
- An outsider’s Chicago bike itineraries
- Importance of hit-and-run crash deaths in the news media
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- Events on April 9, 2012
Friends of the Lakefront Trail visioning workshop (north side)
From 6:30 PM
To 8:30 PM
Where Margate Park Fieldhouse (4921 N. Marine Drive)
- Events on April 18, 2012
Friends of the Lakefront Trail visioning workshop (south side)
From 6:30 PM
To 8:30 PM
Where Jackson Park Fieldhouse (6401 S. Stony Island Ave.)
- Events on June 30, 2012
9th Annual Bike the Boulevard event with 12th Ward Alderman George Cardenas
From 9:00 AM
To 2:00 PM
Info Grant permission to Alderman George A. Cardenas, 2458 West 38th Street, to close traffic on South Western Boulevard, beginning at 4555 South Western Boulevard (Home Depot), proceeding North-bound on Western Boulevard, continuing onto the boulevard system, crossing California Avenue, untilWest 24th Street, stopping at the parking lot of Spry School,2400 South Marshall.Boulevard, and ending at 4555 South Western Boulevard (Home Depot), for the 9th Annual Bike the Boulevard Event on Saturday, June 30,2012, from 9:00 am to 2:00pm.
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