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Bellingham seeks comments on six-year plan for road, bike and pedestrian projects

Work will begin in June to remove eight parking spaces on the south side of Ohio Street and add bicycle lanes on both sides of the street - a key link to Bellingham's bicycle network.
Work will begin in June to remove eight parking spaces on the south side of Ohio Street and add bicycle lanes on both sides of the street - a key link to Bellingham's bicycle network. The Bellingham Herald

The City Council will hold a public hearing Monday, June 1, on the city’s six-year transportation improvement program.

The comprehensive list includes everything from routine road repaving to an over-water walkway from Boulevard Park to a future waterfront park.

A draft of the 2016-21 plan, which also includes bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly projects, is online at cob.org. Enter “ transportation improvement program” in the search box.

Municipalities are required by state law to publicize the road construction projects they have planned for the next six years, to show how much public money is being spent on transportation and how the city is accommodating planned growth. The six-year plan also is required to receive state and federal grants.

The public hearing will start shortly after 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 210 Lottie St.

Funding for transportation projects is also the subject of a meeting of the Transportation Benefit District Board, comprised of City Council, at noon Monday at City Hall. The agenda is available at cob.org/meetings.

City meetings are shown live on BTV10 and live-streamed on cob.org.

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