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      Mark your calendar! The City of San Luis Obispo is hosting a community forum for it’s 2015-2017 goal setting and budgetary priorities on January 13, 2015 at the Ludwick Community Center from 6-9pm.

      We want 100+ supporters! This vital first step will set a precedence for a future where all children can ride their bikes or walk safely to and from school.

      You will not be required to speak as you will be given green dots to place next to our prioritized topics.

      You are receiving this message because of your support for better bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure around Pacheco and Bishops Peak Elementary Schools. Now is the time to take action and ask that our specific projects receive funding in 2015. The projects highlighted below are a first step towards a city with safer routes to school for all children, in every neighborhood.

      1. Broad Street Bike Boulevard (Project (A-9) in the approved Bicycle Plan).
      Broad from Lincoln to Foothill is already the default route for cyclists commuting between downtown and Foothill. The recent addition of sharrows has helped communicate to drivers that cyclists may take the lane; however, the street is very narrow and cars are parked along both sides, which leaves little room for cars to pass cyclists safely. Designating Broad Street as a bicycle boulevard would decrease the car traffic without affecting the overall flow (Chorro adequately handles the bulk of car traffic, just as it does on the stretch that parallels the Morro Street Bicycle Boulevard).

      “As ranked by the City’s Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC), the top two Class III projects in this Plan are both bicycle boulevards. They are the “Broad Street Bicycle Boulevard crossing Hwy……” (Page 27 City of San Luis Obispo Bicycle Transportation Plan November 5, 2013)

      2. Foothill Safety Corridor (Project (A-30) in the approved Bicycle Plan) AND Patricia/Foothill/La Entrada re-engineering (Project (A-29) in the approved Bicycle Plan). Once cyclists have reached Foothill, they need safer access to and from Bishop’s Peak and Pacheco schools. These two trouble spots (Patricia/Foothill/La Entrada and Foothill/Ferrini) have been targeted for re-engineering in the Bicycle Plan. The recommended changes would improve safety for pedestrians as well as cyclists in two areas where there is a high volume of fast-moving car traffic and a large number of young commuters.

      Community Forum for Budget Years 2015-17
      Tuesday, January 13, 2015
      6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
      Ludwick Community Center
      864 Santa Rosa Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

      If you have any questions at all, please feel free to call or email me anytime.

      Thank You,

      Jonathan Roberts

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