Purpose The Pedestrian & Bikeways Committee is responsible for the implementation of that portion of the transportation program applicable to bicycling and pedestrians; coordinates and promotes bicycle and pedestrian facility plans, safety programs and regulations in the Toledo Metropolitan Area.ActivitiesActivities of the committee include developing an inventory of both pedestrian and bicycle facilities in the region, preparing the pedestrian and bike components of the Regional Transportation Plan, and working with area stakeholders towards developing needed programs and projects. The committee promotes alternative forms of transportation through the annual events such as Bike Month. The committee also publishes maps and information (see RESOURCES below).Meetings of the committee are open to the public, and new members are welcome. Contact Lance Dasher at 419-241-9155 ext. 1115 or click here to e-mail questions or comments.
The Bowling Green Bicycle Safety Commission meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6 pm on the 3rd Floor of the City Administration Building, 304 North Church Street.
The Commission develops and implements bicycle safety educational projects, identifies and recommends the establishment of recognizable bicycle routes, participates in local events in support of and relating to bicycle safety, recommends legislation that supports bicycling, and supports and participates in other activities relating to bicycling in the City.
Tuesday, September 24th
The city of Toledo will hold a public meeting on the Downtown Toledo Transportation Plan, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24 at the SeaGate Convention Centre, Room 104.
The Kapszukiewicz administration is seeking public input on the plan, which will take a comprehensive look at the transportation elements of downtown and assess how to enhance economic development and residential space. The plan will examine motor vehicle traffic, pedestrian traffic, public transit, and biking.
Mannik & Smith Group Inc., a local engineering firm, was awarded a $249,488 contract to evaluate the existing traffic flow and future proposed traffic patterns while accounting for pedestrians, cyclists, and transit users to enhance the development potential downtown. The study is expected to take about a year to complete.
“The Downtown Transportation Plan will help us develop an all-inclusive vision for a more complete and integrated transportation system that meets the needs for all travelers,” Stephanie Bartlett, Professional Engineer for the city’s Division of Transportation, said. “We plan to develop a plan to account for changes happening downtown while maintaining an efficient street network and encouraging transit use, walking, and cycling.”
The city of Toledo supports the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact Joan Easler, ADA coordinator, at 419-245-1059 at least 72 hours before the start time.
Event Link on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/406083413368072/
More information at bit.ly/downtowntransportation.
Wednesday, September 25th
Minor/Major site review first hearing for county projects (not City of Toledo). Help assure that bike parking is considered as part of the review. About one week prior to the meeting, agenda and plan submissions can be found here: http://toledo.oh.gov/services/plan-commission/staff-reports/
Thursday, October 10th
Minor/Major site review first hearing. Help assure that bike parking is considered as part of the review. You can review plan details prior to the meeting by visiting here: http://toledo.oh.gov/services/plan-commission/staff-reports/
Tuesday, October 15th
Wednesday, October 23rd