City seeks input on bicycle transportation strategy, April 23

Bellingham city officials are inviting residents to an open house on Tuesday, April 23, that will include a presentation on a city strategy to improve the local network of bicycle facilities and support programs that aim to make bicycling a viable mode of transportation for all.

The open house will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Whatcom Middle School auditorium at 810 Halleck St.

Additional information at the event will give participants a chance to:

– Rank goals and objectives.
– Review maps showing existing and future bike routes – provide ideas for new facilities.
– Identify important destinations for bicyclists.
– Learn about bicycle facility types including bike lanes, bike boulevards, shared-use pathways and more.
– Submit ideas for what should be included in the plan.
– Complete an online survey to assist with plan development.

Valet bicycle parking will be provided by everybodyBIKE.  Look for the everybodyBIKE tent across Halleck Street from the school’s front entrance.

Once adopted, the Bellingham Bicycle Master Plan will be incorporated into the Transportation Element of the city’s Comprehensive Plan. Public input is sought throughout the planning process.

For more information visit, or call Kim Brown, Transportation Options Coordinator, at 360-778-7950.

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