LAWRENCE PEDESTRIAN-BICYCLE TASK FORCE REPORT TO CITY COMMISSION
Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 5:45pm (possibly on 10 May 2016)
Lawrence City Hall, 6 East 6th St., Lawrence KS 66044
The Pedestrian-Bicycle Task Force worked for eight months reviewing bicycle plans and recommendations, reviewing City pedestrian-bicycle policies, prioritize construction projects, develop a vision and a purpose, and finding ways to achieve greater dedicated annual funding. The final report is complete, and will be discussed and accepted by the City Commission. The recommendations include: budgeting $1million annually in the Capital Improvement Plan for bicycle and pedestrian improvements, creating a City staff position to coordinate pedestrian-bicycle planning and construction, creating an interdepartmental City staff team for bicycle and pedestrian facilities budgeting and construction, and establish a consolidated Multi-Modal Transportation Commission. Specifically, they recommend: the creation of a complete sidewalk network by filling all the missing gaps, establishing priority sidewalk and bicycle lanes for Safe Routes To Schools, completion of the Lawrence Loop, prioritizing safety for high bicycle crash roads, develop a bicycle boulevard network, and emphasize accommodation of people with disabilities and seniors in all projects. it is encouraged that citizens write a letter of support to the City Commission, and send it to the City Manager secretary at <email@example.com>. More info can be found at their web page – Pedestrian and Bicycle Task Force.