Below is a sample letter you can use to write Arlington City Council & P&Z (Word version here):
Email addresses are available below the letter.
|Mayor Robert Cluck and City Council Members
City of Arlington
505 E. Border Street
Arlington, Texas 76010
Dear Mayor Cluck and City Council Members,
The adoption of the City of Arlington’s Hike and Bike System Master Plan is crucial to enhancing the quality of life for the city as a whole, and it has very strong support from many residents, business owners, and community leaders. Safe, well marked bicycling and walking infrastructure will help ensure that our community members can continue to use this healthy and energy efficient means of transportation and commuting.
Bicycling and walking are not recreational activities reserved just for children. Bicycling and walking are practical and legitimate means for adults to travel and commute to and from work and school, and UT Arlington is living proof of this fact. Accordingly, biking and walking should not be relegated or segregated to recreational parks or nature trails. Adoption of the Hike and Bike Plan will foster continued growth of biking and walking on city streets, having a positive effect on the entire community.
I expect that the Plan will actually increase the number of walkers and bikers in the community. As community members see more pedestrians and bicyclists using the proposed walking and biking infrastructure improvements, they will be more likely to walk and bike themselves. This will help reduce the number of cars on the street and actually prevent traffic congestion. Also, improvements in biking and walking infrastructure will increase the safety of pedestrians, walkers, and motorists, encouraging more people to utilize modes of transportation other then automobiles.
I strongly support efforts by the City of Arlington’s Transportation Planning Division to adopt and implement a Hike and Bike System Master Plan that increases transportation options for community members. I feel the adoption of this plan is crucial to Arlington’s future. It provides more transportation options, reduces congestion (a benefit for motorists), increases people’s health and well-being, and provides much needed transportation flexibility in the event of future high gas prices. I respectfully ask for your support of the Hike and Bike System Master Plan.
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