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Bicycle-Pedestrian Forum, January 5, 2010, 6 pm

The Oak Ridge city staff and and the Knoxville Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) have been working quietly to get started on a process to update the city’s pedestrian and bicycle plans. City Council found out earlier this week that an advisory committee had been formed and several meetings have been held. Currently the city has a sidewalk plan for the center city and a greenways master plan, but neither of these is recent, and some sort of comprehensive pedestrian-bike plan is needed to qualify for certain grants.

A forum for public input will be held on January 5 at the Civic Center A/B Room. Here’s a classy announcement of the forum that’s being distributed.

The

Bicycle Pedestrian Technical Advisory Committee Invites

You to a Public Forum

January 5th, 2010 @ 6:00 p.m.

Oak Ridge Civic Center A/B Room

The City of Oak Ridge, the Bicycle Pedestrian Technical Advisory Committee, and the Transportation Planning Organization have joined forces to prepare a Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan for the City of Oak Ridge.  During the first public forum we will be seeking input for establishing policies, programs, and priorities for the plan.  If you have any questions you may contact the Community Development Department at (865) 425-3531 or the Parks and Recreation Department at (865) 425-3450.  We look forward to seeing you there.

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2 Comments

  1. Gene Ice says:

    I bike to work (ORNL) 3 seasons of the year and would very much like to see some improvements in the safety of the roads I use. I most often use Lafayette to Scarboro, which has almost no shoulders at several places and is particularly dangerous at the hill riding East since the morning sun is sometimes in the eyes of drivers. The multiple lane cross over for bicycles is also dangerous at the Y12 plant. I used to use the turnpike when I wanted a somewhat longer ride, but this has not been possible with construction.

  2. Paul Leiby says:

    Hi Ellen.
    ANy progress on this City Bicycle Pedestrian Plan?
    Its been 2 months, and nothing new on City website, no articles in Oak Ridger.

    BTW, if you have a very strong stomach, consider the comments after the article at http://www.oakridger.com/localnews/x1409362882/Safety-key-issue-at-bike-pedestrian-forum
    Ah, democracy.
    Paul

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