As someone who cares about biking in our city, I want to pass along news about the city's ongoing work to create a comprehensive bike plan; the project is called Toward a Bikeable Future. You can check it out by clicking on the following link: http://www.cambridgema.gov/CDD/News/2014/05/towardsabikeablefuture.aspx
Also, I want to let people know that I recently met with Joe Poirier and John Sanzone of the Friends of the Grand Junction Path, and they gave a compelling presentation on the potential for shared uses along the Grand Junction corridor. As a result, I am now working to schedule a Transportation Committee meeting where we will look at the way forward for this very important project.
Finally, I have even more good reading for you...
At last week's council meeting, I introduced a policy order calling on the city to endorse the National Association of City Transportation Officials' Urban Streets Design Guide. This blueprint for a modern streetscape demonstrates how streets of every size can be reimagined as safe, sustainable public spaces for people walking, driving, biking, and taking transit. You can review the guide online by clicking here: http://nacto.org/usdg
The policy order was carried over to this week's agenda. Please feel free to review the NACTO Guide, and if you agree with me that it presents an excellent framework for thinking about our multi-modal transit future, then please email the council (email@example.com) and ask them to "Approve Policy Order #12 from April 28, 2014, endorsing the NACTO's Urban Streets Design Guide."
Please do not hesitate to get in touch should you have questions or concerns on these or any other items.