Thursday, March 13, 2014

Council to consider proposed Bicycle Master Plan for adoption as policy document at Council Meeting Mar. 18, 2014


At the Council’s Work Meeting on Mar. 4, 2014, the Council voted to consider adoption of the Provo Bicycle Master Plan at the regular Council Meeting on March 18, 2014.

The Bicycle Master Plan will be considered for adoption as a legislative intent, policy and priority of the Municipal Council at that meeting.

As part of the adoption process, the Council will consider inserting a chapter into Provo’s Transportation Master Plan titled “Chapter 11 Bicycle Plan” which will contain a summary of the Bicycle Master Plan’s recommendations. It is also proposed the full text of the Bicycle Master Plan be added as an appendix to the Transportation Master Plan  for the purpose of clarifying references in the chapter.

A brief history of the proposed Bicycle Master Plan
The Council has been engaging in discussions regarding the proposed Bicycle Master plan since 2010. Input for the plan has been sought and received from Provo City Engineering, Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), Utah Transit Authority (UTA), Brigham Young University, Mountainland Association of Governments (MAG), Provo Parks and Rec Department, the Provo Bicycle Committee, Provo’s Transportation and Mobility Advisory Committee (TMAC), as well as Provo’s Planning Commission. Numerous public meetings were also held to gather public comment on this issue. Alta Planning and Design, a consulting firm with experience drafting bicycle plans for cities and universities, drafted the plan for Council.

Council members last year also took a bicycle tour to view firsthand some of the issues discussed in the Provo Bicycle Master Plan. For more about their experience, see this story on the Council’s blog.

If you’d like to view the Council’s discussion about the Bicycle Master Plan at the Mar. 4 Council Work Meeting, you may do so here. Discussion begins at the 3:18:27 mark.

You may also review Provo’s Transportation and Mobility Advisory Committee's findings about various proposals of the plan from the Council’s Mar. 4 meeting here.

Other useful links

Review the Bicycle Master Plan at this link.

Provo City Engineering, “Transportation, Bicycle, and Pedestrian Planning