Come to 6/19 City Council meeting to support cycling!
Two important bicycling items are on this Tuesday's City Council calendar. Bike Davis has been hard at work on both in the last few months, as we've strived to improve County Road 32A for bicyclists, and to ensure proper lane widths on re-striping projects to help control vehicle speed and give bicyclists more space. Now both items are on the City Council's calendar this Tuesday night..
Take the mic for a public comment expressing your support for these two important items!
Join us at 7.00 pm at the Council Chambers, 23 Russell Blvd, "Re-striping policy" scheduled for 8:00 pm
Re-striping to our Street Standards
Public Works has recently re-striped many streets (including F St in downtown, shown below) without adhering the City's Street Standards, which include 10-foot vehicle lanes and 7-foot bike lanes. The reason: a loophole in a staff report, which allows ignoring standards on "maintenance projects." The Council will debate a new policy to fix this loophole on Tuesday night, but nothing is won. Your voice will make a difference!
Why are 10-foot lanes important for safety? This article provides some background.
County Road 32A update
The Davis Enterprise wrote a great summary of the situation with CR 32A this weekend. All mediation parties now agree to pursue a long-term option that would replace the existing rail crossing at CR 105 and CR 32A with a safer one farther east. A preliminary analysis will determine the feasibility and best location for the new crossing.
Your support for this replacement crossing would help keep the project moving, avoid having to advocate for short-term measures, and show community support for the safety of bicyclists along this corridor connecting the east side of Davis, West Sacramento and Sacramento.