Richmond Bike Plan goes to City Council for Approval

From EBBC:

Please plan on attending!

In addition to the Plans themselves, the Council will consider a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) in place of a full Environmental Impact Report. The MND also covers road diets and bicycle lane striping on Harbour Way and Carlson Blvd. This means that if approved, these improvements are cleared for implementation and could be done right away — pending the availability of funding.

I’ve attached a postcard, in English and Spanish, that advertises the Council session. I am also having some printed and can drop some off to those of you who would like to distribute them. Both of the updated Draft Final plans and response to comments have been published on the City’s website at;

On 11/1, wear your bike helmet to signify your support! All of us might not choose to speak, but we want to be visible nonetheless! See you then, and please feel free to contact me with any questions. Best, Nancy. (See attached file: Ped & Bike Plan City Council 11111.pdf)(See attached file: ped & bike plan city council Spanish 11111.pdf)

Nancy Baer, Chair
Richmond Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Manager, Injury Prevention & Physical Activity Promotion Projects
Contra Costa Health Services


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