the state

-of bikers! by jgrimsrud
Monday, 19 October 2009, 23:20
Filed under: -of harrisonburg, -of jgrimsrud, -of localism, -of politik

our friend tom has been working (among many, many other things!) on helping harrisonburg with its ped & bike transportation issues.  he and a group of folks meet each week to coordinate their efforts; they recently started a “one mile challenge” campaign to get people thinking about “human-powered transport” in this town:

lara is another organizer of the one mile challenge:

and for those of us who need to fix up, or even to get, a bike, tom recommended ben wyse @ wyse cycles.  he does a “mobile bike clinic,” meaning he’ll come by your house and fix you up!

local folks have a lot of great ideas & energy, but bike & ped transportation issues shouldn’t have to be optional parts of our transportation planning, budget, or infrastructure.  as tom points out: “would a city not put up a stop sign at a four way intersection because they don’t have money allocated in a budget?”

well, the new stoplight by cleo’s old intersection shows that, either harrisonburg has plenty of money in the budget to update our system to suit our community’s wants and needs, or harrisonburg needs to fix its priorities.


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