Board to discuss bike plan


The city of Delaware’s third bike network plan envisions itself as “bike-friendly” by 2025.

Columbus-based Santec Consulting Service drafted the plan, which will be presented at the city’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting today. The plan outlines $14 million in projects to be implemented over the 10 years and include miles of on-road facilities such as bike boulevards, better connections across the city and policy changes.

The city has constructed multi-use paths but its’s largely disconnected, according to the plan, and the budget to maintain its 15-miles of paths is insufficient. The board provided feedback on the proposal in July.

Pat Yankie, chief deputy of the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, proposed renaming East Side Park after the late Dick Bennett, who worked for the Delaware Police Department.

In other business, the board will:

• Discuss again a proposed parks and facilities naming and dedication policy.

• Receive updates on YMCA Recreation Services.

• Discuss upcoming programs and events.

• Receive updates on park activities.

• Updated about the Hidden Valley Golf Course Working Group.

The board will meet at Delaware City Hall, 1 S. Sandusky St., 7 p.m. in council chambers.

By Brandon Klein

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Brandon Klein can be reached at 740-413-0904 or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.

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