I contacted the Economic Development Director for North Sioux City, South Dakota to ask if they would be interested in me doing a presentation on Complete Streets. I sent an email to the him with a link to the web site so he had an idea on what I would be presenting. After he reviewed it he spoke with the city council & asked if they would like me to do a presentation. They refused the offer to do so with no explaination why.
I don't get it. Why would they not want to improve their community? My guess is someone is anti-bike/ped. & maybe thinks bicycles belong on the trails only. That or they feel their community no longer needs any improvment, when nothing could be further from the truth. Should I ask for an explaination why? Or just let it go & focus my energy on the other communities in the area?
If anyone is going to jump at the chance to adopt a Complete Streets Policy it will be South Sioux City, Nebraska. They are so pro-bike/ped. it is not even funny. A lot of what they have done has left the other communities in this area in the dust. I think it is great. I'm still working on scheduling a time to go present the slide show to South Sioux.