City of Vancouver seeks public input on Westside Bike Mobility Project

Area residents have several opportunities to provide input

VANCOUVER — The city of Vancouver is offering multiple opportunities for residents to provide input on its Westside Bike Mobility Project this month, including an online and in-person open house and two informal coffee talks.

Open House

• Wed., Jan. 8, 5-8 p.m., Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., Vancouver. Light refreshments will be provided.

Coffee Talks

• Tue., Jan. 14, 8-10 a.m., Latte Da, 205 E. 39th St., Vancouver

• Wed., Jan. 15, 4-6 p.m., Relevant Coffee, 1703 Main St., Suite A, Vancouver. Light refreshments will be provided.

Online Open House

Available starting Wed., Jan. 8. View the corridor concepts and provide input online through the end of the month at www.beheardvancouver.org/westside-bike-mobility.

During this month’s public input period, residents will be asked to review and provide feedback on six route options involving sections of Columbia Street, Daniels Street, Franklin Street and Washington Street on the west side of the city. Participants will learn about the benefits, tradeoffs and impacts of each route, including the potential removal of on-street parking.

The purpose of the Westside Bike Mobility Project is to develop a safe network of north-south bike routes west of Interstate 5 and east of Fruit Valley Road that connects the west side neighborhoods between the Burnt Bridge Creek Trail and the downtown waterfront, with at least one route appropriate for all ages and abilities.

In addition to safer bike routes, the Westside Bike Mobility Project could also include improvements such as new crosswalks, traffic calming devices, spot sidewalk improvements, upgraded ADA ramps, enhanced lighting and new street trees.

For more information about the Westside Bike Mobility Project, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/BikeMobility.

Information provided by city of Vancouver.

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