Protecting Our Right to Bike
We all know that I am an advocate for protecting our right to bike in Colorado Springs for both on road and off. With a deep appreciation and passion, can be fairly out spoken at times. But as a single voice, that passion can only go so far. Posting online and getting on the news all have an effectiveness, but the power to get people to listen lies in the power of many. The more squeaky wheels (no pun intended) the more “oil”. Targeting that squeak through positive organized directing, gets things done!
In steps Bike Colorado Springs
Bike Colorado Springs is a project of the Trails and Open Space Coalition (TOSC). The project aims to promote safe bicycling and the development and maintenance bicycling infrastructure. Furthermore, the mission of Bike Colorado Springs is to transform the Pikes Peak Region into a vibrant and connected community that is safe and accessible for people on bikes.
So how can you help?
Protecting Our Right to Bike: Become a voice! Do you ride a bike? Have fun cycling? Remember, a better, safer bicycling infrastructure needs your active support to make things happen. The Bike Colorado Springs organization will list public meetings you can attend that involve some aspect of cycling improvements. Those public agencies need you vocal support. There are many ways to become a cycling advocate and they will try to provide specific activities and actions that will help support their mission.
Opportunities for improved bicycling infrastructure such a bike lanes, bike corridors, trails and trail connections do not happen without public support. The cities and counties within the Pikes Peak region are doing what they can within limited budgets to make the region more bicycle friendly. But, they need the community of bicyclists to support, accelerate or improve upon their proposals. And, if necessary propose our own solutions to bicycling issues. Help them become better bicycle advocates by lending your voice and support. If you’re willing to become a Bicycle Advocate please click this link fill out the brief form. Let them know what level of commitment you can participate – from simply being a body at a public meeting to being on a committee and all things in between. You chose your commitment level. Together, we can make the Pikes Peak Region an epic bicycling destination.