News from BG: October 12, 2017

Upcoming Public Meetings:

  • City Council is scheduled to meet October 16 at 7:00 pm in Council Chamber.
  • Tree Commission is scheduled to meet October 17 at 4:00 pm in Council Chamber.
  • Bicycle Safety Commission is scheduled to meet October 17 at 6:00 pm in Council Chamber.

BGSU Homecoming

The BGSU Homecoming Parade is scheduled to begin October 13 at 5:30 pm.  The parade route will affect downtown traffic – most especially on Wooster St, and the cross streets that intersect Wooster from South Grove to Mercer.

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American Planning Association Award

The Ohio Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA Ohio) has announced the winners of the 2017 Ohio Planning Awards.  The biennial awards program honors outstanding planning and planning leadership in Ohio, recognizing the highest levels of achievement.

APA Ohio presented the following awards at the 2017 APA Ohio Statewide Planning Conference in Athens today, September 28.  APA Ohio President Kimberly Lieber, AICP, City of North Olmsted Planning Director, noted that the 2017 awards “highlight the best and brightest plans, projects, and people in Ohio. It is clear from these awards that strong partnerships are critical components of successful planning work.”

The City of Bowling Green received a “Best Practice” award for Court Street Connects!  Congratulations and job well done to all of those who worked tirelessly on Court Street Connects!

Sharrows – When Can I Pass?

Information was recently released about the new sharrows on Conneaut and Fairview.  Many questions have been asked following this news release and one of those questions has been asked by numerous people, so an explanation is needed.  The questions is – can I pass a bicyclist while there is a double yellow line present?  The answer is yes.  The Ohio Revised Code (4511.31) allows for motorists to pass within a “no passing zone” when the vehicle (bicycle) being passed is going less than half the posted speed limit.  This would include a bicycle, tractor, or anything else moving at half the posted speed limit.

If you missed the original news release, click here – Sharrows.  To learn more about bicycle information and review the newly established “rideability” map, visit the Bicycle Safety Commission’s webpage.