My community is going to have a 2-day bicycle-plan design charrette this evening and tomorrow evening. This design charrette will give the citizen the opportunity for hands-on involvement in the development of this bicycle plan.
The flier states that ďPeople will work together to identify issues/concerns, develop goals/vision, and brainstorm possible solutions and recommendations. Based on these ideas, a plan will be developed to promote future connectivity, safety, and accommodations for bicycles in the community.Ē
Now, my question: Since I am totally new to road riding, heck I donít have the road bike yet just a mtb, I want to attend, but Iím not sure what kind of things or ideas to offer. The roads in and around my community (town) have very narrow to no shoulders and there are no signs of any kind to indicate there may be bicyclists using the road. There are no trails or anything dedicated to riders except the local mountain bike park. So, what do the communities who have a good cycling plan have? How can I help? What would be some suggestions from those who ride in bicycle friendly communities?
(this is a x-post from bicycling.com--maybe i will get a few more responses??)