There are two important upcoming meetings that you should know about.
Draft Glendale Bicycle Transportation Plan
The City Council is reviewing the proposed Bicycle Transportation Plan in a special study session on Tuesday, March 27 at 3:00 PM. The meeting will be held at City Hall Council Chambers at 613 E. Broadway, Glendale, CA. It is CRITICAL that community members share comments that support progressive bike friendly treatments. Biking is on the rise in all the major cities but the Glendale’s City Council must see support from the community to make it happen here.
You can review the Bicycle Transportation Plan at www.bikeglendale.com
If you can’t attend the meeting on Tuesday, then there are a few other ways to share your thoughts with the city. Please take a moment to submit your comments and ask your friends and neighbors to do the same.
The City has set up a comprehensive website — http://www.bikeglendale.com — with a link to the full Bicycle Transportation plan along with updates and summaries. Scroll to the bottom and there is a field there to add in your comments.
2) E-mail us
Walk Bike Glendale will be submitting a compilation of comments to the city. E-mail us at WalkBikeGlendale@gmail.com by March 26 at 5pm and we’ll be sure the city staff and council members get them.
3) Contact the City Council directly
Like all politicians, the council is elected to represent the voice of the people, and sometimes the best way for them to hear that voice is to get a phone call or an e-mail. Below is the list of all five Glendale City Council Members. Use their emails to send them your comment.
Laura Friedman firstname.lastname@example.org
Ara Najarian email@example.com
Rafi Manoukian firstname.lastname@example.org
Frank Quintero email@example.com
Dave Weaver firstname.lastname@example.org
Remind the city that the importance of the plan is for the betterment of the community, not just for cyclists. Pedestrians, drivers, business owners, visitors, EVERYONE will benefit. Safer streets provide a safer community, a pleasant driving experience, plenty of parking when visiting the city’s jewels and amazing shopping/dining experience.
Community Outreach Meeting for Honolulu Road Diet
The second meeting next week will be a Community Outreach Meeting for the Proposed “Road Diet” Pilot Project on Honolulu Ave. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 28 at the Sparr Heights Community Center, 1613 Glencoe Way, starting at 7:00 pm. This will be an informational meeting about what is being proposed and how the City plans to execute the project. This will be the first of two meetings scheduled. If you are interested in this project or if you support it, we urge you to attend. We do expect opposition at this meeting. The City has set up a special web-page for this project, which you can review here.
For more background about the Honolulu Ave. project and the concept of “road diets” in general, Walk Bike Glendale has compiled a bunch of links and information on the Walk Bike Glendale website.