It's going to be a lot of fun. See you there!
Thanks for the great story Tim, just may be the best yet. Thank you.
Richard's a hell of a class act. Not sure there is anyone with a better understanding of our city government than Richard Skorman in town. And he's a got a good sense of humor.
As cyclists though we also need to set positive examples as well. Last night I saw a group of 30-40 cyclists deliberately blocking the width of the single south bound lane in downtown while a dozen cars were backed up behind them. This does one thing: Pisses off car owners and that then negatively affects the rest of us who can show a little respect on the road.
Another common infraction is blowing through stop signs & red lights. This is the #1 complaint I've heard non cyclists share with me as to why they dislike cyclists.
In both cases, cyclists being dicks sadly does not reflect only on them.....but you then risk putting the rest of us responsible cyclists in danger of such retaliation tactics as mentioned above.
But show car owners some respect? You get respect. Also, work on getting non biking friends even on the simplest of bikes to grow our numbers of people on bikes.
You want to see what's the "forefront" of a modern city? It's easy, go to Denver just an hour away. Stop ignoring all the amazing things Denver is doing, and go check it out in person. It's the #1 fastest growing city in America right now. The place for YP's to be. Its' a no brainer.
Great article John. And you're right, we need to build up our cycling infrastructure. T's the signs of a modern city in the 21st century. It's a huge reason to move to the cities you mentioned.
Of course, if we want more call centers and low paying jobs by all means let's say no to it.
Awesome! Great job John! Glad to see this idea finally took off!
Volunteering is always #1 because we assume people will "just volunteer" and volunteers are free so yeah.....vote for volunteers! (but sorry, no time to volunteer). There is an old saying in trail building......vote with your shovel.
But the bigger problem is this: Our Parks Department is understaffed and runs on an uber tight budget. I've had the joy of working directly with this staff over the last few years and they're some of the hardest working people in town. But they need help. They don't need volunteers, they need us....as a community....to say we want them to be able to hire more people and have a bigger budget. We want our parks better maintained. We want clean ups to happen faster. It's simply time to build our Parks Department back up to what it once was, and then have a goal to help them be one of the best in the state.
What we need is a community led push to fund our Parks Department better. To show our support and that we love what they do. So let's make that the priority.
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