The City’s getting revved up as the Bicycle Master Plan process begins. Your input will help steer the process in the right direction.
This past Saturday the City hosted a pop-up at the Newport Pier; cyclists that stopped by were encouraged to take a survey.
I came by to help. Getting people to stop long enough to talk was one problem I noticed. When I finally cornered one fellow I begged him, “Take the survey, please; you’ll be my first!” He did.
Next I met a tourist lady from Germany. “Wow! You have very bike friendly cities in Germany,” I knew this much, “like Berlin.”
She wasn’t sure she’d have anything to contribute survey-wise, but she did offer this observation:
You have too many cars.
And no, I didn’t have a clever retort. As we finished up our chat, I remember how she phrased her goodbye, “Have luck.”
I’m guessing you might have more to say.
And remember, the next Bicycle Master Plan Oversight Committee meeting is 5pm Tuesday September 3rd, the day after Labor Day, at the Civic Center.
Come and share your bicycle safety insights.