Monday, October 02, 2006

Rep. Bosley provides info about a statewide bike network hearing Oct. 25 in NoHo

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- State Rep. Daniel E. Bosley has forwarded information about a series of hearings on the "Massachusetts Bicycle Plan." The closest hearing to Berkshire County will be Oct. 25 in Northampton. John Cogliano, secretary of transportation, announced the hearings. Here's the text:

"The Executive Office of Transportation (EOT), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, is currently undertaking a project to form a statewide bicycling network. This effort, known as The Massachusetts Bicycle Plan Update, is intended to improve bicycle transportation, as well as promote multi-modal transportation, recreation, tourism, and economic vitality."This fall we will be holding a series of public meetings to solicit public input on current bicycling conditions, potential cross-state corridors, and recommended improvements. We invite you, your staff and your constituents to join us at any of the upcoming meetings:

The hearings are Oct. 5 in Worcester, Oct. 10 in Brockton, Oct. 19 in Concord, Oct. 23 in Haverhill, Oct. 30 in New Bedford, Nov. 1 in Hyannis, and Nov. 8 in Boston.

The Northampton hearing is from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Forbes Library Community Room, 20 West St., Northampton (413-587-1011). For more information or to submit comments via the internet, visit the website , email or call Judi Riley, legislative director for the transportation department: 617-973-7889 / .


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