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Public input period for Glendale's master bike plan is drawing to a close

January 05, 2012

The public input period on Glendale's upcoming master plan for improving infrastructure for pedestrians and bicyclists is drawing to a close.

As part of the city's effort to develop a "Safe & Healthy Streets" plan, Glendale officials and the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition have been seeking responses to an online survey, but that will close on Jan. 18, according to an announcement today.

Officials are especially interested in responses from people who live, work, or go to school in Glendale. The input will be used to complement information gathered from community meetings.

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A community input meeting has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 18 in the Glendale Police Community Room, 131. N.  Isabel St.

In announcing the last push for responses, organizers said it was "crucial for the bicycling public participate" in the development of the master plan, the draft version of which is 211 pages.

The City Council recently nixed plans to put a 1.6-mile stretch of La Crescenta Avenue on a "road diet" -- reducing car lanes to test a dedicated bike path -- in favor of a more comprehensive set of options.

While Glendale has recently taken to installing shared bike-car lanes -- known as sharrows -- the city currently has no dedicated bike lanes.

-- Jason Wells, Times Community News

Twitter: @JasonBretWells

Photo: Sharrows were painted on Grandview Avenue just north of Glenwood Road in Glendale in 2009. Credit: Times Community News

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