134 registered statements
dale clifford inside Neighborhood 1
December 26, 2017, 2:33 PM
Please include pedestrian refuge areas at Meinecke/Broad and Meinecke/Chorro as part of the plan. Meinecke is experiencing significant vehicular traffic as motorist view this as a cut-through street. Many residents of the Villages walk Meinicke with significant difficulty crossing Broad and Chorro. Please include traffic calming measures on Meinicke Avenue as part of the bicycle boulevard plan (end of street calming measures as well as at points along the avenue - as cars routinely reach 50mph). I understand that many need to drive, that said, more pedestrian/bicycle friendly streets will increase quality of life and benefit the entire city. Thank you.
December 21, 2017, 6:42 PM
Please proceed with this propped project. I walk in This neighborhood four days a week with my two young children and look forward to them being able To safely ride their bikes to school and around town using this corridor. I support clean modes of transportion and am thankful for safer routes to enjoy bicycling in our town.
December 12, 2017, 5:49 PM
I feel very strongly that you should do what ever it takes to save all parking along all of Chorro St. when adding bike paths. The bike riders do not have anything invested in the property of where they wish to have free passage. That is a special old local neighborhood which older homes and narrow driveway so street parking it very important to some of those many old time SLO homeowners who have invested in the ownership of a home. Their taxes should alway entitle them to have parking in front of their home located on any street the own property on in the city of SLO. Bike riders need a safe place to ride, but it is no fair to take property right away from any tax paying real estate owner to just please a few who with to us their bike.as transportation.
December 12, 2017, 3:50 PM
I live in the neighborhood on the other side of Foothill, near Bishops Peak and regularly travel these routes to downtown (and my husband does daily to work on the west end of downtown) both by car and by bike. I have actually never found the areas for the proposed bike blvd. to be problematic to ride on as they currently are... in fact, we regularly rode bikes to our preschools on Murray and then on Center Street with our 4 year old riding an independent bike, and I wouldn't consider myself to be a "strong and fearless" rider. I am however not opposed to making our community in general and this route in particular more bike friendly. I attended the meeting #4 last night and felt that both of the 2 options presented were pleasantly acceptable and thoughtful. I am extremely pleased that the ideas of turning chorro and broad into 1-way streets and closing the fwy onramps are no longer part of the plan. Though I rarely (if ever) park on the streets that are designated to lose parking, that does concern me, especially with all of the new high density development without adequate parking that is going in to this same area. I don't believe your parking studies took this into consideration - so the parking loss is far more impactful than was discussed in the meeting. And what was discussed in the meeting was already adding a 4-5 min walk for people to get to their residence from where they might park (many who are elderly in this neighborhood, and not capable of doing that) vs. adding 45-65 seconds on to a bike commute by choosing the Lincoln Street alternative. Strong and confident bike riders could still CHOOSE to ride on Chorro if they don't want to add onto their bike commute by 1 minute, but others like us with more vulnerable or inexperienced riders can CHOOSE the calmer route, as we currently do, with no problems. When we talk about bike deaths and preventing them, we need to focus on areas like Foothill Blvd, California Blvd, the OTHER end of Broad Street (Hwy 227).
Abby Meyers outside Neighborhoods
December 12, 2017, 3:50 PM
Please address your energies and monies to improve traffic congestion and lack of parking that effects all city and county residents. Catering to the perceived needs of the very few cyclists is ill advised and not serving the needs and wants of the majority of your constituents.
December 11, 2017, 8:37 PM
Parking should not be a priority for the public ROW. While I sympathize with a shortage of parking in a neighborhood, the PUBLIC ROW should accommodate the PUBLIC, not the few. This is a critical link that is currently uncomfortable to ride by many. Providing a safer space for cyclists would be greatly appreciated.
Donald Ruxton inside Neighborhood 11
December 11, 2017, 6:53 PM
The feelings of the people living in the neighborhood should be given the highest priority as they will be impacted the most.
A sense of community is at the core of this debate, as the "bike boulevard" is a physically and emotionally divisive issue. Street access for cars as well as adequate parking as planned for this historic division in decades past should be adhered to. Retrofitting a bike boulevard won't work for this neighborhood.
Carol McPhee Norton inside Neighborhood 1
December 11, 2017, 5:27 PM
Has anyone considered how this change to Chorro and Broad Streets might impact traffic on the already congested Santa Rosa? I also would like to point out that people in many of the older houses on Chorro have no option but to park on the street. I'm not in favor of any change, but if change must be made Alternative 2 seems the least harmful to the neighborhood.
Jean Reno inside Neighborhood 7
December 11, 2017, 2:12 PM
No, please don't do this! There are many people who can't or won't ever ride a bicycle in San Luis Obispo. Please stop trying to get residents to stop driving cars. It isn't feasible for many, many people.
Ellie Washington inside Neighborhood 10
December 11, 2017, 2:04 PM
Thank you SLO City Council for supporting safer bicycle routes within our city! We are a one-car household and utilize city bike lanes daily. The more residents who bike, the more everyone benefits - less traffic, less pollution, less impacts to our roads and healthier lives. We live on the other side of Broad Street, on Rockview Place (near Stoneridge), and need safer bicycle lane enhancements to that portion of Broad as well. Thank you for all your efforts to encourage a safe bike commuting city!
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