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Bike boulevards return to TPCBAC agenda in August

Bike boulevards will be making another appearance on the Tucson Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee’s agenda, but not until its August meeting.

Several members of the BAC have reconsidered their positions on bike boulevards and would like to discuss them again with the whole committee.

Because many of the BAC members will be out of town during the summer months, the executive subcommittee of the TPCBAC decided to discuss it again during the August meeting.

Subcommittee recommends commuter percentage goal

The executive subcommittee recommended the BAC create a goal to increase the percentage of commute trips being done by bicycle. Currently two percent of commuting trips are by bicycle. The executive subcommittee recommended setting a goal of increasing that number to five percent by 2020.

The goal will be taken to the BAC as a whole for approval.

Ann Chanecka a planner with Pima Association of Governments is in charge of the application for the League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly Community designation. She requested the BAC set the ridership goal as part of the application process.

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