Sunday, October 24, 2010

BPAC makes recommendations to BoCC on paved shoulders

At the October 20th meeting of the County's Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC), the committee considered long-standing requests from residents on Fiddlesticks Road for facilities for pedestrians and cyclists. The committee adopted a motion stating they recognize the problems for pedestrians and cyclists on Fiddlesticks Rd. and recommended that at a minimum, share the road signs should be posted on this road and the county should look at the speed issue.

In a separate motion, the committee recommended to the Board that as part of the county's annual resurfacing contract, shoulders should be included when the road is resurfaced if the need for shoulders on that road has been identified on the BPAC needs list (which will be updated and refined as part of implementation of the County's complete streets action plan). In the case of Fiddlesticks, the need for shoulders has been identified on the BPAC list since 2003, which means that the committee is recommending that shoulders be installed on Fiddlesticks Rd. the next time it is scheduled for resurfacing.

BPAC also passed a motion to hold monthly (vs. quarterly) meetings. The committee expressed a need for more frequent meetings in order to assist the county in implementing its complete streets action plan.

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