South Bend is committed to designing their streets to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. But this is a challenge at the Chippewa intersections with Main Street and Michigan Avenue as the latter two thoroughfares are converted from one-way to two-way travel.
How will cyclists cope with the new traffic patterns? You can learn what engineers have in mind, and add your own voice to the design by attending a public presentation on Thursday, August 21 at 5:30 pm in the O’Brien Center, 321 E. Walter St., South Bend, Ind. Public input will be welcome.
Does the City want to add roundabout additions; traffic signal adjustments; travel lane alterations; pavement marking changes? The City’s south side is woefully lacking in bicycle infrastructure. The ‘Smart Streets’ enhancements afford the opportunity to make a significant improvement, and the BMC encourages all cyclists to attend this presentation and make their opinions known.
For more information, the public may contact community investment at 574.235.9371 or visit www.southbendin.gov/smartstreets.