Roop Street widening on agenda Oct 14

The Roop Street widening project will be on the Carson City Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) agenda again this month. This is an informational item, no decisions will be made, but it would be great if Muscle Powered members and supporters attend to show our continued interest and concern on this issue.

The Carson City Public Works staff has come up with some ideas to mitigate the lack of bicycle facilities in the original project plan, and will present these ideas to the commission. This is the section of Roop St between Beverly Dr on the north and Washington St on the south.

The meeting is Wednesday, October 14, in the Sierra Room of the Community Center, and starts at 5:30. Roop St is item G-2. The item might come up about 6:00, but better to be there early rather than late.

From the official RTC agenda:

G-2 Informational update on the design of Phase II of the Roop Street widening project.

Staff Summary: City staff and engineering consultants are currently evaluating modifications to the design for Phase II of the Roop Street widening project that would allow for the provision of bicycle lanes along the entire length of the project. Staff will provide preliminary information regarding potential changes to the design, right-of-way acquisition, overall project costs, impacts to motor vehicle capacity, and schedule for implementation of the project.

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