Provided by Lincoln City Planning
CITY GEARS UP FOR FINAL STEPS OF WALKING AND BIKING PLAN
Second Open House Scheduled for Sunday, July 15th, at Lincoln City Farmer’s Market
Lincoln City’s Walking and Biking Plan is heading for the finish line! The Planning and Community Development Department invites the public to an open house on Sunday, July 15th, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Lincoln City Farmer’s Market, 540 NE Highway 101 (Cultural Center lawn) to share your thoughts on the evolving plan. Accessible parking and bike racks are available. In case of inclement weather, the event will be inside the Cultural Center.
While you are there, review improvements for walkers and bicyclists and comment on how to pay for them. You can talk with project consultants, city staff and our Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) liaison, and members of the advisory committee about your priorities for making walking and biking in Lincoln City safer and more enjoyable.
The city also wants your input on “road diets” for Highway 101 in Oceanlake and other places without adequate room for sidewalks and bike lanes. A road diet narrows motor vehicle lanes or reduces the number of lanes from four through lanes to two through lanes and a turn lane, which makes room for pedestrians and bicyclists.
Children are welcome to attend the open house. The city will provide coloring sheets and crayons, but no child care. The open house will offer handouts and give-aways while supplies last. A grant from ODOT’s Transportation Growth Management program is funding the Walking and Biking Plan. By early fall, a draft of the plan will be available on the project’s website. The Planning Commission and City Council will hold public hearings in the fall prior to adopting the plan.
Make your voice heard for this plan! Visit the project website for the Walking and Biking Plan at www.lincolncitypedbike.org or by clicking here. Facebook users can “like” the project page for “Lincoln City Walking and Biking Plan.” If you have questions about the event or need assistance, please contact Kate Daschel (541-996-1232) or Timothy Novak (541-996-1226).