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Old 07-17-09, 07:30 PM   #1
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Proposal to ban bikes from Colorado County Roads

http://bicyclecolo.org/page.cfm?PageID=1042

http://www.lcni5.com/cgi-bin/c2.cgi?...22114038038002

At least part of the problem seems to be a resentment of the really big charity rides and other organized rides. They might have a point there, but trying to ban cyclists entirely seems a little extreme. I'd like to suggest that everybody who wants to keep cycling in Colorado join Bicycle Colorado, follow their recommendations as far as contacting or not contacting various county government officials, and definitely get in touch with your own state senator and representative about this.
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Old 07-17-09, 09:21 PM   #2
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Oh my god, seriously?

If this happens I'm taking my tax dollars somewhere else.
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Old 07-17-09, 09:45 PM   #3
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This issue has actually been raging in the comments on my webpage describing a ride in Deer Creek Canyon. Somehow my page became a top google hit for the ride and I informed Bicycle Colorado of the comments on my page and a previous Courier article a couple of weeks ago.

I am glad to see that the comments are overwhelmingly against the law on this latest article. This is a serious threat and it caused me to send some money to BC, but I can't see it succeeding in this state, unless we go silent.
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Old 07-19-09, 05:24 PM   #4
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I'm sorry but it is highly unlikely that state legislation would pass to allow counties to ban cycling on county roads. 1st, there are many cyclists in the state legislature. 2nd, this State is broke, and organized bike rides bring in cash from out of state and from counties like Denver to rural areas. Practically every bike team in Denver does their training rides in JeffCo which means they spend money their before and after rides. 3rd, organized rides generate money for many public programs, such as hospitals and medical research. We have a Governor that wants a single-payer healthcare system and I doubt he would sign a bill to take money from healthcare. As a precaution, email your representative.
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Old 07-19-09, 11:06 PM   #5
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wow, that "Resident" dude is wack.

Anyway, another reply from Jeffco, one of the commissioners fancies herself a blogger.

http://jeffcocommish.blogspot.com/20...conflicts.html
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Thanks for that link murhstahoe - very interesting read. Makes it clear that the legislators are not as much the problem as a few very vocal driver/residents AND cyclists. However, the legislation itself still would open the door to some very scary stuff.
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Thanks for that link murhstahoe - very interesting read. Makes it clear that the legislators are not as much the problem as a few very vocal driver/residents AND cyclists. However, the legislation itself still would open the door to some very scary stuff.
Note she *drove* the route three times to gauge safety. Howzabout she *bikes* it at least once...
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