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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Bicycle Pedestrian Plan Goes to EC City Council

On Monday, March 15, the EC Plan Commission passed a recommendation to forward the Bicycle Pedestrian Plan to the EC City Council for consideration. The Council will consider approval of the Plan at its meeting next Monday, March 22, at 7 PM in the EC City Hall Council Chamber. If approved, the plan will become part of the Eau Claire Comprehensive Plan that guides city planning decisions for the next 20 years. The plan can be viewed at the Eau Claire City webpage.

The purpose of the plan to create facilities and policies in Eau Claire that enable biking and walking to become integral components of a multi-modal transportation system. The plan includes background materials, a series of maps showing existing and future transportation facilities, a series of recommendations and a set of study areas, all of which will be used by the City to move toward the goal of becoming a bicycle and pedestrian friendly city. The plan was created by the Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) in collaboration with city engineers. BPAC spent over three years developing the plan, which has received input from the public, neighborhood associations, the WI DOT along with other groups. Three members of BPAC, Bob Eierman, Chair of BPAC, Ann Hoffman, Secretary of BPAC, and Walter (Doc) Reid, work at UWEC.

University community members are encouraged to read the plan and (assuming you support it) to attend the City Council meeting next Monday show your approval of creating a bike and pedestrian friendly Eau Claire.

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