The Department of Public Works and Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) introduced the 2017 update to the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan (BPTP) at last Monday’s City Council meeting after over four years of BPAC hearings and development.
In an effort to develop a comprehensive bike and pedestrian system throughout the County, the Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM) engaged Alta Planning+ Design to assist all cities and the County of Marin in updating their Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans.
The Plan will guide bicycle and pedestrian policies, programs, and infrastructure decision. The plan identifies projects to improve the City's bicycle pedestrian network (including creating "bicycle boulevards," implementing the Safe Routes to School plans, improving dangerous crossings, extending sidewalks to eliminate gaps, and installing accessible curb ramps). We encourage public comment on the Draft Plan. The City Council will consider adoption of the BPTP in November.
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan was developed based on input from three public workshops under the guidance of the City's Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC). who oversaw the development the Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan.
Debbie Alley, Chair of the Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee, commented that the plan seeks to “leverage the great work that the Miller Avenue Streetscape Project provides (for walking and biking) and focuses on connecting neighborhoods through additional bikeways and walkways, and providing safety and connectivity throughout Mill Valley.”
Vice-Mayor Stephanie Moulton-Peters complimented the BPAC and the Department of Public Works for their work on the plan, “Quite a lot of time was spent to get this done. What I like is that it really captures everything. This plan will give us a powerful launching pad for future study and work.”
For public comments on the plan contact:
David Eshoo, Associate Engineer
Department of Public Works