Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 11/30/2011 - 22:07.
12/01/2011 - 18:00
12/01/2011 - 20:00

We are writing to encourage you to attend a very important public meeting for Cleveland's bike community that is taking place Thursday, December 1st from 6-8pm at Franklin Circle Christian Church.

Bicycle and pedestrian connections to Cleveland’s lakefront are in jeopardy. The City of Cleveland and the Ohio Department of Transportation are discussing ways to cut costs on the West Shoreway project, and the multi-purpose trail along the lakefront is in danger of being cut from current funding.

Bike Cleveland is encouraging you to attend to hear about the changes and to tell the decision makers to keep their promise and invest in biking and walking on the West Shoreway.

The expectation of Bike Cleveland is that the West Shoreway plan will make active modes a priority as they were in the initial Lakefront Plan from 2004. The plan should incorporate dedicated bike and pedestrian infrastructure in the initial, funded round of construction. Project aims related to auto infrastructure take a secondary position to that original priority. For more on Bike Cleveland's position regarding the West Shoreway read our op-ed submitted to the Plain Dealer.

We need all cyclists and supporters of cycling to attend this crucial public meeting:

Thursday, December 1st from 6pm-8pm
Franklin Circle Christian Church
1688 Fulton Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113

Let us know you are coming to the meeting and tell your friends on Facebook. There will also be a group riding to the meeting from Joy Machines Bike Shop at 5:45pm.

We are also asking supporters of including multipurpose trails in the funded portion of the West Shoreway to sign our petition


We hope to see you tomorrow night at the public meeting. Lets show the city that we support bicycle and pedestrian investments!

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