I'm not sure my quote came out quite right, at least how I meant to say it.
I do care if people ride bikes, and I'd like citizens and visitors all around Colorado Springs to be able to safely, efficiently and for whatever reason they would like to, from their own garage to a place of value within their own community, or beyond. No matter their age or ability.
Do I want to force people onto bicycles, no.
I truly believe that if we build a community that allows transportation choices, people will be free to use whatever mode suits them best, brings them the most enjoyment, allows for variety and meets the needs of our city's modern needs.
Pedal On to Carrie and the rocking staff of the Colorado Springs Independent!
Excellent article about a fantastic local organization!
Thank you Tim for the wonderful article and for capturing the energy of the day in your words and images.
It was a damn good morning to be on a bike and I predict that it's going to get even better!
Pedal On ~ Allen
Jan, I honor your service to our community, your dedication for all of these years giving your time, talents and abilities representing your fellow citizens in the face of bigotry, small-mindedness and continual controversy.
I for the life of me can't figure out how we get people to run for an office that offers such a a bevy of fantastic perks, and $6,250 a year for the pleasure but I am deeply appreciative of your efforts.
Our rides together supporting the Bike to Work Day Breakfast events on the tandem have been highlights of my time here in Colorado Springs, getting the chance to share with you the beauty and possibility of our community together during the ride, even for the short morning hour was a always good for my heart and soul.
Looking forward to seeing the impact you will make in many other ways in the upcoming years, thank you for you being you.
Your tandem pilot,
Excellent article and viewpoint John.
Cheers to the little organic plans that add a character vital to a communities health.
Thank you to the Indy and a shout out to J. Adrian Stanley for such a wonderful article capturing many of the efforts that are part of the "pedal revolution" happening in Colorado Springs.
Our mode share number, a percentage point that reflects how many people choose to utilize a bicycle as a mode of transportation is very low, and for many reasons. However, with our non-motorized trail system, on-street bicycle facilities and the many connections/improvements ready to go for 2015/16, it's only going to get easier to choose to use your bike in lieu of an automobile.
Are there areas of our fair City that provide much larger challenges than others, you bet. It's a reflection of how we prioritized building over the past 15-20 years and it's going to take a bit of time to create safe, welcoming and easy to use corridors for non-motorized users but the work IS being done.
Pedal On ~ Allen
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