Sunday, January 2, 2011
New Year's Day Ride with BTA
A great way to start the New Year off was on the Bicycle Transportation Alliance ride. It was a short trip from the traditional start under then Burnside Bridge.
A special treat for the group was that the gentleman that initiated the first ride in 1957? was in attendance at the start. The man was riding a classic old bicycle that made me hope that I will be around in 50 years.
Rob Sadowsky lead the ride and talked about a few of the legislative priorities for the group in the new year. He talked about the importance of the 20 mph speed limit and providing local control to communities for setting their speed.
He also took us through the construction on NE Cully Boulevard, where the City is working on the first cycletrack that is constructed as a part of a repaving project. The City is exploring an adaptive street lighting implementation along the corridor and the use of LED fixtures to reduce power consumption.
2011 promises to be a year where some of my suggested changes get implemented within the City and I am looking forward to seeing some of these through.