If you've ever walked down a Billings street with no sidewalks and noticed how close you were to elbowing vehicle traffic, consider what that would be like for children. Imagine walking along the edge of that street with a stroller or while using a wheelchair.
About 100 people rallied on Sunday afternoon at Montana State University Billings in favor of a "complete streets" resolution that could improve bicycle and pedestrian trails. The resolution is scheduled to be voted on by City Council on Monday.
The Billings City Council will be asked to pass a resolution adopting a "complete streets" policy when it meets Monday at 6:30 p.m. on the second floor of City Hall, 220 N. 27th St.
Wyeth Friday and his daughter Parker, 7, gather at MSUB for a Complete Streets rally Sunday, August 21, 2011.
Bicyclists gather at MSUB for a Complete Streets rally Sunday, August 21, 2011.
Bicylists take off on a 5-mile ride as part of a rally in support of a Complete Streets policy Sunday, August 21, 2011.
Advocates of bicycle and pedestrian trails are planning an awareness rally and bike ride for Sunday, the day before the City Council votes on a “complete streets” resolution.
Ever heard of the “department of sidewalks”? Have you complained to the city bicycle bureau or the county pedestrian division?