(Mark, I tried to send this to bike-r...@googlegroups.com but it bounced back. If you could get it posted I would appreciate it. Also, I’d like to set a time when you would be able to talk candidly with the consultants about the issues with the US 27 project through downtown. They might be a neutral party who could help explain to Sally and Greg Stiens alternative arrangements the state could pursue. Would you have any time on Wednesday morning after 9:30? Let me know if that would work. Scott )
Please share the attached agenda with the Bike Richmond members. On Wednesday, August 18 and Thursday, August 19 our transportation planners from LSL Planning and Parsons Brinkerhoff will be in town to meet with people who have thoughts and suggestions on improving alternative transportation modes in Richmond, Indiana. The result of the meetings will be a transportation plan that will replace our 1980s document. The plan is being funded through the US Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant program so the emphasis will be on efficient transportation routes and alternative transportation opportunities. The process will also help us create a Complete Streets policy statement. Other groups the consultants will meet with include the Richmond Citizens with Disabilities Council, National Road Heritage Trail, Inc., Independent Living Center and even AARP who is going to train volunteers on surveying accessibility in their own neighborhoods.
All meetings will be in the Community Room of the Richmond Municipal Building, 50 North 5th Street. Although the main portion of the public input will be on the 18th from noon to 4 p.m., the planners will be available at other times as needed. I'm quite excited this is coming together and welcome any questions or suggestions.
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