Important meeting: THIS THURSDAY, May 28th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, the Portsmouth Town Council will receive public comments about the proposed Aquidneck Island Bikeway Design.
The hearing will take place in the Portsmouth Town Council Chambers, Town Hall, 2200 East Main Road. If you support this project, your presence will be most valuable.
While Bike Newport works toward the first mile of off-road bike path in Newport, our colleagues at the Aquidneck Island Planning Commission (AIPC) are working from the north for a combined on-road and off-road bikeway that will provide a continuous corridor for bicycle travel along the west side of the island. You can view the Design Study Report HERE.
A presentation of the design study will open the meeting. Speakers will then be invited to speak – first-come, first-served – to share their opinions for up to three minutes.
This is an opportunity to share with our community leaders in Portsmouth that biking is good for the economy, environment, public health, and quality of life and place – AND that all road users benefits from improved road sharing and protected bikeways.
The design study for Portsmouth is available HERE, and at the Portsmouth Town Hall (2200 E. Main Rd.), the Portsmouth Free Public Library (2658 E. Main Rd.), and AIPC (437 Broadway, Newport).
Written comments regarding the design study may be submitted through June 19, 2015. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to the Aquidneck Island Planning Commission, 437 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840.
All comments, verbal and written, should include your name and place of residence.
See you on Thursday!
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