Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Rouse Project

This just in. Hat tip to Chuichiolo from GVBC for the email...

Rouse Avenue Public Hearing - Wednesday August 27th, 6:00 p.m.
An announcement from the Bozeman Area Bicycle Advisory Board for the proposed re-design of Rouse Aveneue from downtown to Story Mill Road: The recommended alternative features bike lanes from Mendenhall to the end. In spots, including bike lanes comes at the expense of on-street parking, so it will be important for cyclists to attend the meeting and/or write a comment in support; otherwise, people who want parking over bike lanes may speak up and sway the outcome. The meeting is tomorrow, Wednesday, August 27th at 6:00 p.m. at the Bozeman Senior Center (807 N. Tracy Ave.).

The Montana Department of Transportation is conducting a formal public hearing to take comment on the recently completed “Environmental Assessment” for the proposed Rouse Avenue reconstruction project (Wednesday August 27th, 6:00 p.m. – Bozeman Senior Center – 807 North Tracy Avenue).

As you may already be aware, this is a MAJOR improvement to the entire corridor from Main Street to Story Mill Road with dramatic enhancements for non-motorized users! Please see the attached .PDF for a brief ‘overview’ of the project (including a description of the recommended alternative). And visit the below links for more detailed information. Public comments are due no later than September 18th – so, PLEASE attend the public meeting and/or write a letter to let your voice be heard!

Project Website:

COMPLETE Environmental Assessment for Public Review (LARGE .PDF):

Comments and suggestions may be submitted by mail to Tom Martin, MDT, 2701 Prospect Ave., PO Box 201001, Helena, MT 59620-1001; or online at:

Even if you can't make the meeting, you can write a letter.


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