November 01, 2013

Want better bicycling in Iowa?

Do you want better bicycling in Iowa? We’re partnering with the Iowa Bicycle Coalition to get the word out about important meetings for bicycling in your state.  

You could have a new trail connecting your community or the next protected bike lane in your neighborhood. All you have to do is show up at one of six meetings held by the Iowa DOT in November.  

The Iowa DOT is seeking public input for a new statewide bike plan at the six meetings and online. This plan will lay out the Iowa bicycling strategy for the next three decades.  

Even if your trail or bike lane is just an idea, now’s the time to make your pitch. This plan will be the guide for what bikeways are built. Your input about your dreams for better bicycling is needed now. There are millions of dollars at stake.

If you would like to be involved, please consider attending one of the public meetings listed below.

Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, 5 to 7 p.m.

Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 6 Office
Conference room A
5455 Kirkwood Blvd. SW.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 5 Office
Materials training conference room
307 W. Briggs
Fairfield, IA 52556

Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, 5 to 7 p.m.
Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
Burnham conference room
420 Watson Powell Jr. Parkway, Suite 200
Des Moines, IA 50309

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, 5 to 7 p.m.
Wilbur Aalfs Library
529 Pierce St.
Sioux City, IA 51101

Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, 5 to 7 p.m.
Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 4 Office
2210 E. Seventh St.
Atlantic, IA 50022

Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, 5 to 7 p.m.
Mason City’s City Hall, second floor conference room
10 First St. NW
Mason City, IA 50401

You can stay involved with the plan by visiting Iowa DOT’s Facebook page or following @IowaDOT on Twitter. You can also visit the project website to sign up for progress report emails.

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