Iowa City asking for public input about bike safety

Iowa City held a public input meeting to gather suggestions on making the city more bike...
Iowa City held a public input meeting to gather suggestions on making the city more bike friendly on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. (Jordee Kalk/KCRG-TV9)(KCRG)
Published: Jan. 26, 2017 at 8:46 PM CST
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Iowa City wants to become more bike friendly.

Thursday night, city leaders asked for public feedback about the cities bike paths and services. And they also asked for what sort of services bicyclists would want in the future.

More than 50 people showed up to the meeting.

Some gave thoughts of where they would like to see future bike paths. Others suggested offering bike-safety classes or bicycling groups.

The city says it'll take feedback from the meeting when developing a master plan.

"Things to make people that are interested in biking but may not be comfortable. Things to get them on the streets as well as things that we can do with programs and policies that can make biking safer and we can educate people about safe bicycling," Iowa City Planner Sarah Walz said.

People can still share their thoughts about bicycling with the city through an online survey, www.icgov.org/bikeplan