HUB needs your help. Maple Ridge is updating its Transportation Plan. There's a lot of development going on in our community, and still there's no requirement to consider the needs of cyclists for new developments. A Complete Streets by-law, which requires the developer to provide appropriate infrastructure for cyclists (bike lanes, preferably separated, for busy and higher speed roads) is essential to ensure that the District doesn't need to spend taxpayers' money to add bike lanes and paths at a later stage. It's clear we need to push harder for more and safer cycling infrastructure for people of all ages and abilities, both in the older parts of Maple Ridge as well as in new developments.
Please attend the District's public input session on May 22, 3 pm - 8 pm and have your say!
From the website of the District of Maple Ridge:
The District of Maple Ridge is currently in the process of updating the Strategic Transportation Plan. The District's existing Long-Range Transportation Plan was developed in 2003. Since the existing Transportation Plan was adopted, there have been a number of changes to land use patterns and the transportation network within Maple Ridge and the surrounding area such as the Golden Ears Bridge and Pitt River Bridge.
Updating the Strategic Transportation Plan will guide decision-making for transportation over the next 25 years and beyond, and will recommend improvements for all modes of transportation, including walking, cycling, public transit, and vehicles. This process is important to ensure that transportation investments work towards achieving the District's strategic goals and help shift towards a more sustainable future. The District is holding a Public Input Session [PDF, 417KB] on May 22, 2013, from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Municipal Hall. Your attendance and input is welcomed.