Metro Inviting Pedestrians, Cyclists to Offer Input Tonight
Metro is hosting a public meeting tonight to gather input from riders on how to improve bicycle and pedestrian access to Metrorail. If you walk or bike to Metro or have even just thought about doing so, WMATA encourages you to show up at Metro Headquarters (in the Lobby Level Meeting Room at 600 5th Street NW) from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight to offer your feedback. They are especially interested in hearing from cyclists, as one of the main purposes of the bicycle and pedestrian study they're conducting is to look at how Metro can make improvements to bicycle access. Tonight's public workshop comes at a difficult time to be gathering public opinion on Metrorail, given the latest news on the reliability of the system's track sensors.
It would be great if anyone who goes asks or finds out whether there's a way for those who can't attend to submit comments via email. Also, whether there's a way we can file a petition, perhaps, as a large group of cyclists, endorsing policies that support bikes on buses and trains, bike lockers at stations (how about equal to the number of parking spaces!), and other facilities to make cycling more convenient and enjoyable. Thanks!
Wish I would have known about this earlier. Do anybody know if Metro will be posting the details or suggestions from the meeting?