8. November 2010 18:12
Greenville, SC is developing its Bicycle Master Plan and we need your help!
If you’ve spent any time in Greenville over the last several years, you know that our city is quickly becoming a cycling center for all levels of bicyclists. Greenville, SC has been designated a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly City by the League of American Bicyclists. Our lovely city is the only city in the upstate to receive this prestigious award, but our bicycle improvements are just beginning. There is more work to do to continue our bicycle program improvements.
The City of Greenville has hired Alta Planning + Design, an international firm specializing in bicycle and pedestrian research; planning and design, to develop its Bicycle Master Plan. As a vital part of the planning process, the City will host the first of two community workshops on Tuesday, November 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the Hughes Main Library. We are asking you to attend this meeting to provide your input on our Bicycle Master Plan. Your input is critical to the continued progress and development of cycling in the Upstate.
Who should attend? If you have enjoyed riding on the beautiful Swamp Rabbit Trail, you will want to be at this meeting. If you are riding around town safer and more confidently because of the recent bike lane additions, you will want to be at this meeting. If you enjoy riding the many miles of quality mountain bike trails at Paris Mountain State Park, you will want to be at this meeting. If you wish your children could ride their bicycles to school just like we used to, you will want to be at this meeting. If you are thinking of commuting to work on a bike, but you just can’t figure out how to do it safely, you want to be at this meeting. If you ride a bike or want to ride a bike of any kind in Greenville, the city needs your input.
Please join me and many other cycling enthusiasts to help craft this critical master plan. I hope to see you at the Hughes Main Library on Tuesday, November 16 at 5:30pm.