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From the road: Columbus Ohio’s bike shelters

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What are you seeing in your travels?

Two weeks ago MyWHaT reader Mike Coco sent these images from downtown Columbus, Ohio with the message, “Love it!” And, he’s right. What’s not to love about bike parking done with respect and not as an afterthought or seen as a nuisance. This is how a city designs for safe and inviting transportation choices–check out the tire pump for Pete’s sake! And, look close, is that a radius on the map for walking times? Nice touch!

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Story for when they opened in 2011– Columbus Dispatch-Bike Shelters.

If Columbus can do it, I think Traverse City should be able to handle it…no? A concept like this was discussed at a sub-committee level parking committee a few weeks ago–not sure where the discussion went.

Could you see bike shelters like this in Traverse City? Where at? 

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Announcement: On that note,there is a Traverse City Planning Commission meeting tonight at 7pm at the Government Center. No big decisions to be made, but the agenda is interesting. The full packet is below, but the agenda items are:

  • Capital Improvement Plan-PC review of 2013-14 projects.
  • 2013 Goal Setting (for Planning Commissioners)
  • Active Transportation Plan–Discussion of Ad Hoc Committee’s Purpose Statement

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* Thanks for the images MCoco…

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