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MPBC provides Web version of draft San Mateo County bike plan  Scott Mace
 Dec 31, 1999 15:01 PST 
MPBC provides Web version of draft San Mateo County bike plan

Prepares numbered route & destination sign proposal

Belmont, December 31, 1999: A comprehensive draft San Mateo County bicycle
route plan for the 21st century is now available on the World Wide Web,
courtesy of the Mid-Peninsula Bicycle Coalition (MPBC).

MPBC has posted an HTML version of the 122-page plan at its Web site at
http://www.smbike.org/bikeplan/1299/.

The City/County Association of Governments (C/CAG) mailed more than 400
copies of the printed plan to city managers, public works departments,
other decisionmakers and the public during the week before Christmas. The
MPBC version of the plan features every illustration in the plan (excepting
the technical appendix) and is easy to navigate, said MPBC Director Scott
Mace.

The current plan lays out hundreds of miles of interconnecting bikeways
using existing streets and multi-use trails. The goal of the plan was to
stitch together bikeways from the County's 20 cities and unincorporated
areas to encourage everyday bicycling for practical as well as recreational
uses. The plan also goes further to suggest 15 priority projects to improve
bicycling convenience and safety.

MPBC has also formally submitted its own proposed route numbering system,
along with destination signs, to the plan's C/CAG project manager and the
consulting team of Alta Transportation, HPV Consulting and Meyer, Mohaddes.
Any proposed numbering systems will be considered at a March 23 meeting of
C/CAG's Bikeways and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC), for
incorporation into the Appendix of the overall plan. After BPAC finalizes a
route numbering system and signage suggestions, and reviews a month of
feedback being collected from cities in January, the plan will be ready for
final approval. Then it will be submitted to C/CAG for inclusion in the
Countywide Transportation Plan.

Next month, MPBC plans to post its suggested numbering system on its Web site.

"The Plan gives decisionmakers all the details about this proposed
countywide system, serving not just the main north-south corridor but many
others as well," Mace said. "We hope that by providing the details of the
plan, including crash data and bicyclist survey results, on the Web, we
will be encouraging even greater input by decisionmakers and the public
before the Plan is finalized, and lead to the next step: implementation of
the Plan's recommendations by the local cities and the County."

For more information, contact the Mid-Peninsula Bicycle Coalition at (650)
255-9360.

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