Jun
22
2013

Two Open Houses Tuesday

Lincolnites, we need your help!

This Tuesday, June 25th, there are two open houses about issues affecting our community.

First, the N Street Protected Bikeway is getting a show of its own:

Open House
Tuesday, June 25th
5-7:30 p.m.
St. Paul United Methodist Church 1144 M Street
Dining Room (enter on N Street)

Please contact Ernie Castillo at ecastillo@lincoln.ne.gov
with any questions

Second, in about the same time frame, there’s a public meeting on the South Beltway project:

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If you can, please choose a meeting to attend, and post a note to our Facebook page with a report. If you have a knack for writing, we’d consider a guest blog post, too!

About the Author: Elisabeth Reinkordt

4 Comments + Add Comment

  • How does the Beltway affect cyclists?

  • The Beltway is considered a freeway, like I-80, so no bicycles allowed. That means going out Hwy 2 or Hwy 77 will be cut off, unless we can get some alternate routes. Not good for a lot of long distance cyclist’s in Lincoln.

    • Hmmm. I had not considered that. Would the beltway cut off the jamaica north trail, too, I wonder?

  • FYI: http://dc.streetsblog.org/2013/06/24/fhwa-oklahoma-dot-must-consider-restoring-street-grid-in-downtown-okc/

    Some background info on the south beltway project: http://www.transportation.nebraska.gov/projects/south-beltway/docs/fact-sheet.pdf

    Basically, think of it this way what will spending 200 million on a new 4 lane freeway provide vs. what are you giving up? Also consider that the City of Lincoln will have to be part of the 20% match. Is this the direction Lincoln is looking to go or is there a different direction? Just as a reminder the bik/ped capital plan calls out the total cost to implement the projects identified in the Bicycle and Pedestrian Capital Plan at $4.5 million. As a little reminder 20% of 200 million is 40 million in local match.