Earlier in 2013, the San Luis Obispo City Council made expanding our bikeway network a major city goal. Later, on Monday, June 17th, the Council approved a two year budget that makes incredible strides towards strengthening our investment in safe biking and walking infrastructure.
The next budget cycle will include unbelievable investment in our bikeways. The Bicycle Coalition is excited to announce the increase in general funds towards bikeway improvements from $25,000 to $100,000 a year. That’s 4x the previous annual investment!
This full list of projects below illustrates the dedication and partnership between the City Council, Staff, and your Bicycle Coalition over the next two years:
- Bicycle Traffic Counts
- Bicycle Education
- SLO City Bike Rodeo
- Bike Parking
- $1,759,000 for the Railroad Safety Trail
- $600,000 for the Bob Jones Trail
- $120,000 for path maintenance
- $200,000 for bicycle facilities improvements
- $50,000 for sidewalk repairs
- $220,000 for sidewalk ramp construction
- …and more!
We know that we are joined by tens of thousands of people in our community in saying THANK YOU to our council for believing in the positive impact of complete bikeways in our lovable city.
You too can take a moment to send City Council members a thank you note for quadrupling funding for bikeways. Find their contact information here.