This was sent to me on the saltcycle thingy from Mark at Saturday Cycles. I know there are several people here who are big parkway nuts, so I thought it was appropriate to pass it on. Let's show up, and get something going for us bike nuts.
>Heads up cyclististas - spread the word
>Next week Feb 9 is an open house at the Fisher Mansion on 1200 W 200
>see article in Trib:
>Genevieve Atwood has been tasked with helping to decide how to use
this cool old home. The house sits right on the Jordan River and was
bought by city to maintain right of way for the pathway. Genevieve likes
the idea of a shop in the back with bike rentals, bike classes etc.
>All you cyclists should plan to show up at the mansion to express
your interest in having another place similar to Bike Collective, a
cyclists reat stop on the Jordan river, cycling classes, whatever you can
think of. Ralph and Genevieve like bikes here, please show up and let them
know that cyclists want a piece of this pie.
>Salt Lake City – Mayor Ralph Becker is hosting an Open House at the
historic Fisher Mansion to give residents of Salt Lake City an
opportunity to tour the building and offer their input and suggestions on how
Salt Lake City could best reuse the property and create a public space
that serves the community in a positive way.
>The Fisher Mansion is an architecturally unique historical treasure
which the city hopes to renovate for community use. Visitors to the open
house will be encouraged to share their ideas for future community use
of the mansion, carriage house and property.
>Renovation of Fisher Mansion is the first project to be undertaken
under Mayor Becker’s Salt Lake Solutions program. Salt Lake Solutions
is a collaborative approach that involves the community, considers a
wide range of ideas and options, and arrives at public solutions based on
healthy dialogue and consensus.
>The Fisher Mansion adjoins the Jordan River parkway, and is ideally
located for public access by bus, from TRAX and via bike paths. While
specific decisions about renovation and reuse of the property will be
made in conjunction with the community and other potential partners, the
City anticipates the renovation will advance historic preservation, tie
together our waterways and urban trails network, expand cultural
offerings, and showcase environmental stewardship.
>WHO: Mayor Ralph Becker
>WHAT: Open House at the Fisher Mansion
>WHERE: 1206 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, Utah
>WHEN: Saturday, February 9, 2008
>2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m