If you haven’t notice by now, cycling is a huge passion of mine, as is supporting the City of Dayton becoming a more bike friendly community. I’m sure you’ve noticed the bike lane stripping, signage, events and construction going on around the city and are hopefully ready for more to come. Most of these efforts are products of the BikeWalkDayton Team.
The BikeWalkDayton team is lead by Commissioner Nan Whaley and is comprised of City of Dayton Commission Staff, Police Dept., Planners, Engineers, and outside organizations such as Five Rivers MetroParks, Miami Conservancy District, and Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission. Their mission is to create a more liveable, walkable and of course, bikeable city.
One current project of the team is creating a city wide bike map detailing trails, lanes, and on road suggested routes. The map is still a work in progress but the BikeWalkDayton team is interested in soliciting your feedback and they asked the Outdoor Evangelist to help them do it. Download the map here
If you care about the future of our community, want to be able to more safely walk and ride your bike to work and around Dayton then here is your chance to chime in.
Please take a moment to look over the map and consider a few of these questions.
- Is it user friendly?
- What other physical info is necessary (i.e. places of interest, cycling obstacles, etc.)?
- What bike infrastructure should be shown?
- What information is important to have on the reverse side of the map (rules of the road, traffic laws, bike shop locations, etc)?
After you are done commenting on the map, get your butt in the saddle and out on the streets of Dayton. The more bikes on the road the safer it is!
Photo Credit – Courteous Mass Facebook page