Want better bike facilities in Oakland? YOU MUST TAKE THIS SURVEY

A family rides down Neville Street towards the Junction Hollow Trail in Oakland

Important survey about improving biking and walking facilities in Oakland

CMU and OTMA are in the process of studying the Fifth/Forbes corridor (between Bellefield and Margaret Morrison) and how to improve it for pedestrians and bicyclists.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to alter the shape of such a large section of the city, so we need to show that there is some support on this.   It’s part of CMU’s master plan – a huge initiative.

First a bit of background from the survey:

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Oakland Transportation Management Association (OTMA) would like to continue the pedestrian safety and mobility improvements in Oakland by initiating a Planning Process that, upon completion, will inform future physical and policy improvements in the Forbes and Fifth corridors. The proposed study area would address both Fifth Ave and Forbes Ave, main arterials that extend through the CMU campus and connect Oakland to Shadyside and Squirrel Hill, as well as South Craig Street and Morewood Avenue, which serve as connectors between the arterials.

Anyway, it is crucial that you fill this survey out.  There is a lot of interest in making it bike friendly, but THEY NEED TO SHOW THERE IS PEOPLE SUPPORT.

Please forward it to friends.

Click here for some background: http://www.otma-pgh.org/pedestrianstudy/

Or just go straight to the survey: http://www.otma-pgh.org/pedestrianstudy/community-survey/default.asp#

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