Bike & Walk Sebastopol Action Alert:

Making Sebastopol Bike and Ped Friendly – City Council Meeting Needs Your Presence!

Tuesday, February 1st, 2010

  • 5pm – Report on the Bike Lane Feasibility Study
  • 6pm – Joint Community Development Agency/City Council meeting: Ives Park Renovation master plan, commit funds for bids (#10 on agenda)
  • 7pm – Regular City Council Meeting (Advisory Committee near end of agenda, possibly as late as 9 or 10pm)
Sebastopol Youth Annex (425 Morris Street, next to Community Center)


1) Bike Lanes
An exciting bike lane feasibility study report will be presented to the Sebastopol City Council on February 1st.  The proposal includes new bike lanes!!!  However some of these new bike lanes require minor on-street parking loss. If you really want to see a bike-friendly Sebastopol, come to the meeting and show support for bike lanes and balance any pro-parking, pro-status-quo opposition. Proper bike lanes make the roads and sidewalks safer for all.

2) Ives Park Renovation
The City of Sebastopol is considering a $50,000 commitment toward a general plan for Ives Park renovations, including improvements to Calder Creek. The park is in need of updating and the Sebastopol Creek Stewards have suggested changes to the creek where it flows through the park to take down the fences and integrate it into the rest of the park.

3) Pedestrian and Bicycle Citizens Advisory Committee
The City of Sebastopol is also considering forming a city-sanctioned Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee.  This committee will serve to strengthen communication among the people working toward improved access and safety for walking and biking.  PLUS, it will help ensure all new city developments are pedestrian and bike friendly.  Again, show your support by attending the February 1st City Council meeting, writing to the council, and/or sending a neighbor to represent you.  

How you Can HELP even more!

Bring your walking sticks, strollers, bike helmets and wheel chairs!
Talk with your neighbors! Many people cannot attend evening meetings but would love to be represented.  Consider making a sign demonstrating the number of neighbors you represent. 

Email your comments to Bike/Walk Sebastopol at bike-walk-sebastopol@googlegroups.com.  We want to be sure everyone is heard!

Let’s make Sebastopol and easy town to walk and bike around!!!

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