The public is invited to an open house Tuesday, June 25 on the City's first proposed protected bikeway on "N" Street. Draft design plans will be available for review, and the project consultants will be available for questions. The open house is from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1144 "M" St. The meeting will take place in the dining room, and the public should enter on "M" Street.
The City is proposing to create a two-way protected bikeway on "N" Street from 7th to 23rd streets. The bikeway would be located between the sidewalk and a median protecting bikers from street traffic. The bikeway would provide bicycle access through the downtown area by connecting on the east with the Billy Wolff Trail in Antelope Valley and on the west with the Jamaica North Trail in the West Haymarket.
The protected bikeway concept was approved as part of the Downtown Master Plan Update in 2012. Once the design is finalized this summer, the project will need City Council approval to add it to the City's Capital Improvement Program before construction can begin. Construction could begin this fall, and the segment from 7th to 11th streets would be built first as part of the West Haymarket development.
For more information about the open house, contact Urban Development at 402-441-7606.