Ride and Speak for Bike Lanes on Ashland's Downtown Main Street
- a bikeable town, and biker safety are at stake
- we have a chance to look toward the future for modal equity, as well as being consistent with the town’s development of a Climate Action Plan
- the City has mainly heard from folks who are trying to prevent a bike lane because of unfounded fears that it would negatively impact their business
- Want to see some statistics on bikeable towns and cities? Check this out.
- send a personal note to the City Council record here… or pass along your sentiments to a friend to read at the meeting.
- HELP SPREAD THE WORD: Please do forward this note to your lists and friends
Subject: [Siskiyou Velo Club Contact] Bike Lane on Main street between Granite and Gresham
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 05:21:13 +0000
“Please urge your members and their friends to press Mike Faught, the Transportation Commission, the Mayor and City Council to move forward without further delay with adoption of the Multi Modal Plan for Downtown Ashland.
Please have members speak up at the next meeting of the Downtown Parking Management and Circulation Ad Hoc Advisory Committee, Wednesday June 1st,
1175 East Main Street
Ashland, OR 97520
The design provides for hours-limited truck bays, wider pedestrian sidewalks, a dedicated southbound bike lane to replace the present â€” which has constricted sidewalks, three vehicular traffic lanes (one of which is often blocked by parked trucks making deliveries}.
The blockage of bike travel on Main street from the intersection with Lithia/Granite loop back all the way to where Gresham intersects Siskiyou Blvd prevents all but the strong and fearless classification of cyclists from riding on the four commercial blocks of Main Street in Downtown Ashland. I hold that this situation is dangerous and makes a lie of Ashland’s advertised claim of being a Bike Friendly City and needs to be remedied right away.
Thank you for your efforts
Cyclist, 945 Oak Street”