City Council has asked City staff to write a Bicycle Safety Education Plan. They have also asked that this plan consider whether we should build a bicycle “safety town.” The plan is underway and will be completed in March of 2010.
For a preview of what a bicycle safety town might look like, take a look at these photos from Peoria, Illinois. This bike safety town, run by the Peoria Parks District is almost four acres in size and has close to 4,000 feet of bike lanes available. The parks districts runs classes for elementary school children and you can book the safety town for a birthday party during the summer. Seems to us the possibilities are endless!
For more photos of Peoria’s Bike Safety Town click here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/expeditionplus/sets/72157625730513841/
These photos are great. Fort Collins needs this, but with today’s public facilities funding challenges, coming up with multi-purpose designs and schedules is imperative. For years, this community’s recreational itness and competitive cyclists have wanted (and deserved) a criterium course for training and organized racing that is always closed to autos. One was even planned for the Fossil Creek Park on S. Lemay, but it was scratched. Looking at the photos of Peoria’s ike safety town, I see a great opportunity for a unique multi-purpose activity park. See fcvelo.org for our dream for Fort Collins, and also http://www.lehighcounty.org/Departments/ParksAndRecreation/RodalePark/tabid/451/Default.aspx#TOP
Kathleen, DK, Rick; When in February is the transportation meeting where we could present this multi-purpose concept?
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