Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tampa City Workshop on Bike Lanes: Thursday, 1:30PM City Council Chambers

Reminder: Bicyclists concerned about road conditions in Tampa are encourged to attend a City of Tampa bike lane workshop Thursday at 1:30 PM in the city council chambers at 315 E. Kennedy Blvd in downtown Tampa.

We all know the city can do better for bicyclists when designing and building roads. Here is a chance to speak to city staff face-to-face about your concerns.

Councilwoman Linda Saul-Sena will be there and she wants staff to adopt a new policy of making roads more hospitable for bicyclists instead of thinking of reasons not to stripe a bike lane or make a road safer for bicylists.

Please make every effort to attend. City staff needs to hear from you.


Tampa I Am said...

Alan, I will not be able to make it, but have sent my gripes about the repaving and road work that was completed a few eyars back on Westshore Blvd, south of Gandy. There was rom to put in bike lanes, but they were never installed..instead the contractor shorted the sides of the road by about 1 foot of asphalt, and the city just kept saying they would go back to the contractor, unbelieveable that the room is there for a lane on either side, all the way from Gandy south onto Commerce Blvd to Picnic Island...what a nice ride to Picnic Island, but it gets very scary from Commerce Blvd to the park. THANKS!! :)

Dave said...

Wish I could make this one, the Platt St debacle was like a punch in the stomach. South Tampa always seems to get the shaft on these projects, the Bayshore bike lane is a joke (as you noted recently), and I don't see anything changing soon without a change in policy.