Streamlining the City's bicycle lane approval process

City Council adopted a new approval process for bicycle lanes in the city. In an effort to streamline the bicycle lane approval and reporting process, all bicycle lane matters will now be routed to Council through the City’s Public Works and Infrastructure Committee. Rather than have bicycle lane matters considered by one of the City’s four Community Councils, and the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee if the proposed bicycle lane crosses more than one Community Council area, the new method streamlines the approval process by ensuring all bicycle lane matters are routed through one committee. Simplifying the bicycle lane approval process is an important step in accelerating the implementation of the Bike Plan, which was approved by City Council in 2001.