Act By Web. Feb. 15 to Advocate for Protected Bike Lanes in Ashland!
On behalf of Gary Schaff:
A recent Streets for Everyone (SFE) survey found that 90% of Ashlanders want our streets to have protected bike lanes. We’re excited to let you know that the Ashland City Council is considering adding protected bike lanes on two of our major streets.
If you support protected bike lanes, this is your time to speak up!
One of many varieties of protected bike lanes
The city has recently re-established a Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC), replacing the former Transportation Commission. The TAC’s next meeting is February 16, 6-8pm. At that meeting, at the request of the City Council, the TAC will consider whether protected bike lanes should be included on upcoming re-paving projects on Ashland Street between Siskiyou and Faith, and on North Mountain from East Main to I-5.
At Streets for Everyone, a volunteer Action Team of the Ashland Climate Collaborative, we believe it should be safe, convenient, and efficient for people of all ages, abilities, and means to choose to bike, walk, and roll throughout Ashland for their everyday travel needs. Protected bike lanes on major streets are essential to achieving this vision. Major street improvements occur only once every 15 to 20 years, so when they do occur, we have an important opportunity to make our streets safer for all road users now and for years to come.
Here’s what YOU can do:
Send comments. Tell the TAC that you support protected bike lanes on both Ashland Street and North Mountain Avenue, between East Main and the Bear Creek Bridge. Send your comments to Public Works Director Scott Fleury (Scott.firstname.lastname@example.org) by 10am February 15th. Please cc Council@ashland.or.us and email@example.com.
Attend the TAC meeting. Here’s the link to tune in.
Sign up to speak to this agenda item at the meeting. To do so, notify Scott Fleury (Scott.firstname.lastname@example.org) by 10am February 15th.
Make it a party! Encourage your friends to do all of the above with you!
Remember: Feb 15th @ 10am is our deadline!