C.R. hosts open house June 3 on its brand new “Bicycle Friendly” action plan

From email received this morning:

The City of Cedar Rapids will host a Bicycle Advisory Committee Open House on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the African American Museum Celebration Hall located at 55 12th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The event is free and open to the public.

There will be a short presentation on what the Bicycle Advisory Committee has accomplished, current City projects designed with bicycle accommodations, upcoming events, and details about the Bicycle Friendly Community Action Plan.

The Bicycle Advisory Committee’s mission is to establish Cedar Rapids as a Bicycle Friendly Community. On May 27, City Council approved the committee’s Bicycle Friendly Community Action Plan that will help meet this goal. Some of the steps in the Action Plan to improve conditions for bicycling in our community include:

  • Provide safe and convenient bicycle access to all parts of the community.
  • Establish information programs to promote bicycling.
  • Make the City a model employer by encouraging bicycle use among its employees.
  • Ensure City policies, plans, codes and programs create a more bicycle friendly community.
  • Educate all road users to share the road and interact safely.
  • Enforce traffic laws to improve the safety and comfort of all users.
  • Develop programs to encourage bicycle use in neighborhoods.
  • Promote intermodal travel between public transport and bicycles.

Blogger’s note: If you ride your bicycle to the open house, park it on the trail side of the building just outside the windows. You’ll be able to keep an eye on it pretty easily.

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