Bishop seeks input on ‘active’ transportation projects

– City of Bishop press release

What Sidewalk, Bike Path, or Other Project Should Bishop Do Next? The City of Bishop invites the public to a series of meetings over the next three weeks to gain public input on the city’s next “active” transportation projects.

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The meetings will be at noon and at 5 pm on 13 May and on 20 May in the conference room at City Hall. The state’s Active Transportation Program is intended to promote public health and safety by encouraging active forms of transportation such as walking, biking, and skateboarding to get to school, work, or every day activities.

Active Transportation Program funds can be used for construction projects such as sidewalks and bicycle paths, and for non-construction projects like bicycle education and safety programs. Projects which have the potential to close “gaps” in the non-motorized route network and the potential to increase safety for bicyclists and pedestrians are of particular importance to the ATP.

The City of Bishop has the opportunity to apply for this funding if it can identify good projects and apply by the end of this month. Good Bishop projects probably include sidewalks and bike paths but public input is needed to know for sure. The city’s current list of future street projects includes 13 sidewalk and path projects.

The city needs the public’s help to identify more projects and then to figure out which ones are the best to propose for Active Transportation Program (ATP) funds. To get this public help in time for the application due this month, a series of meetings are scheduled over the next 3 weeks. Public input is invited by coming to the meetings or by contacting the City of Bishop Department of Public Works by mail, email, phone, or in person.

The first meetings are scheduled for 13 May and are intended to gather ideas for good ATP projects that might not yet be on the city’s project list. There will be two meetings that day, one at noon and one at 5 pm. Maps showing existing sidewalks and paths, along with other information, will be available for reference. The two meetings that day City of Bishop Public Works News Release What Sidewalk, Bike Path, or Other Project Should Bishop Do Next? Released 5 May 2015 Page 2 of 2 will be the same so the public should feel free to come to either or both, whatever is convenient.

The second pair of meetings are scheduled for 20 May and are intended to identify the best projects out of all those identified by that time. Like the previous pair of meetings, there will be two meetings that day, one at noon and one at 5 pm. Maps and projects lists, will be available for reference at that meeting.

The two meetings will be the same so the public should feel free to come to either or both. The City of Bishop appreciates public involvement identifying the best projects to propose for Active Transportation Program funding. For more information contact City of Bishop Public Works at publicworks@ca-bishop.us or 760-873-8458.

 

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9 Responses to Bishop seeks input on ‘active’ transportation projects

  1. High Water May 11, 2015 at 7:35 pm #

    The States active transportation program!!!
    Active transportation funds can be used for….huhhh????

    Way to go state of California! !!!
    The Liberal Utopia we can dream of

    its only money fresh off the printing press.
    Print print print god help us

     
    • Eastern Sierra Local May 12, 2015 at 8:42 am #

      Yawn, ATP is a Federal program not State….move along, there’s nothing to see here.

       
  2. Davo May 12, 2015 at 11:56 am #

    Oooo… Making the W. Line St corridor more bicycle and pedestrian friendly comes to mind!

     
  3. DESCO May 12, 2015 at 2:09 pm #

    Educating bicyclists to stay over to the side of the road and not ride side by side blocking traffic might be a good place to start.

     
    • John May 13, 2015 at 5:27 am #

      I so agree.

       
    • Charles O. Jones May 16, 2015 at 12:42 pm #

      Educating motorists that cyclists are legal road users would be a good place to start as well. Cyclists are entitled to the same rights and subject to the same responsibilities as motorists are.

      But your point is taken DESCO – some cyclists do behave irresponsibly. Sadly, many motorists do too.

       
  4. Allinthistogether May 13, 2015 at 6:56 am #

    Maybe not appropriate (or popular) for this particular venue but “speed bumps” around the school zones seems to be a good idea BEFORE someone gets hit.

     
    • High Water May 13, 2015 at 3:31 pm #

      So the traffic guards holding a stop sign, and flashing yellow lights is not enough?
      Now you want speed bumps.
      What do you want after speed bumps????
      How bout no vehicles within a 1000 ft of all schools!! C’mon…

       
  5. Townie May 15, 2015 at 5:11 am #

    A bike path on Main Street!!! You have to ride on the sidewalk, putting pedestrians at risk!!! And yes, speed bumps on school roads, apparently many residents are too obese to walk their children 2 blocks to school!!!

     

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