30% Mode Share Shift
The Tauton Daily Gazette posted an article with a quick update on the South Coast Bikeway. Started in 2011, the South Coast Bikeway Committee was formed with a goal of creating a bikeway from the Rhode Island border to Cape Cod.
For those in the East Bay, this would be huge boon. The current plans would connect this South Coast Bikeway to the relatively new Warren Bike Path, which ultimately, should be connected to the East Bay Bike Path.
I found this portion of the article of particular interest:
The bikeway committee met with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s Secretary Richard Davey in support of his new policy to see a 30 percent mode share shift, said Mass In Motion Fall River’s coordinator Julie Kelly.
“That’s moving more toward using bicycles, pedestrians walking and using bus transportation, basically shifting away from the idea everyone has to have an automobile to transport themselves around,” Kelly said.
I had not seen a notation of Kelly’s policy of a 30% mode share shift previously, but if she can make this happen, it will be huge! I wonder what it would take to work with RIDOT to get a similar declaration?