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Final draft of the Lancaster Bike Plan moves towards approval

October 21st, 2011 at 11:59

Dear Readers:

I owe you all a big apology for allowing my lazy nature to take over for the past 2 weeks and taking a long siesta from writing. I’ll try to make it up to you today with several posts.

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On Tuesday evening, Rich Maine of the Caffe Racers, Dave Burrell of the AV High Desert Cyclists, and I went to the Final Community Workshop for Lancaster’s Master Plan of Bikeways and Trails which was held at Lancaster City Hall.

The final draft of the plan has been completed. In the next few weeks, City Staff will upload all 600+ pages of the plan to the City of Lancaster website for citizen review.

Ryan Snyder

Ryan Snyder presents the Lancaster Master Plan of Bikeways and Trails.

Ryan Snyder of Ryan Snyder Associates went over the highlights of the plan and presented a brief video that displayed the vision Lancaster’s leadership has for biking, running, walking, and equestrian activities within the city.

The Bicycle Plan

The Bicycle Plan

Dave Burrell examines a plan map

Dave Burrell examines a plan map

Now, the plan goes to the Architectural and Design Commission, followed by the Planning Commission, and finally the City Council. Here is the tentative path the plan will follow towards final approval:

November 3, 2011 (Thursday)

Consultant presentation of Final draft to ADC, 5 pm, Council Chambers

December 1, 2011 (Thursday)

ADC to take public testimony (possible to add special meeting on Dec 15) – may need 2 meetings depending on direction from the Commission, 5 pm, Council Chambers

December 19, 2011 or January 23, 2012 (Monday)
(January 16, 2012 is Martin Luther King Day)

Presentation to Planning Commission, 6 pm, Council Chambers (1 meeting)

January 24,2012 or February 14, 2012 (Tuesday)

Presentation to City Council, 5 pm, Council Chambers (Resolution – 1 meeting)

This schedule is tentative, as more meetings may be required to complete the process.

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