Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Share The Road...

Went to the Shenandoah Bike-Pedestrian Committee meeting this afternoon, a lot of good things are happening.

Local trail projects have been receiving monies through grants. The Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center STAR trail will soon see the final bridge connector constructed this winter. Eleven trails in the North River Ranger district of the GW National Forest will be using grant money to rebuild; to make good trails even better. Now we need to find grant money for the Berry Farm Trail System.

VDOT will be posting "Share The Road" signs between Waynesboro and the top of Afton mountain where the Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway both begin. This stretch of Route 250 sees between 15-20 cyclists and pedestrians during the week and 40-45 during the weekend. Not sure if that was a daily count. It's good to see signs posted on this important entrance to the Shenandoah Valley.

Speaking of Bike Committees, Fritz over at cyclelicious isn't too happy to see someone gripe about the Denver Bicycle Advisory Committee. I understand Fritz's concern and in later comments he states he was having a bad day. It would be good if the quasi-governmental committees had more power and wherewithal to exact changes per theboyonthebicycle's comments. However, the people in power have to be reminded and shown that cycling has to be included in transportation decisions. This can only be accomplished by having people show up to each and every meeting. Involvement. That's what it takes. I see what other communities have accomplished and it's from the involvement of people who want change and are focused on seeing good things happen. Involvement with Tenacity.


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