According to Rachel Morris, VCCool Executive Director www.vccool.org, at the Bike Union meeting last night, lots of progress was made in terms of responding to oversights in the Bike Plan.
At the meeting, members reviewed suggested changes for the Bikeway Master Plan for the City of Ventura. The Union will provide a letter with requested changes to the City Traffic Manager Monday, January 31.
If you missed the meeting and you have KEY elements that you want to make sure are listed in the plan, please get them to Rachel in clear and precise language by midnight on Friday, January 28th.
The next step is to attend one or more of the following meetings:
· Planning Commission – February 15th start time 5:30pm
· Parks & Recreation Commission – February 16th start time 6:00pm
· City Council Vote – Monday March 21st start time 6:00pm
In order to strategize, if you can attend one or more of these critical hearings, please let Rachel know. A silent majority makes no sound if it falls by the wayside. Speak out! Kids have a powerful voice too. As these meetings run long, bring a book, a laptop computer, snacks, water, etc and expect to stay late.
And of course remember to join us for the First Friday ArtRide February 4–The Pink Panther Rides Again! This would give you a chance to find out more about the Bike Plan and to let folks know which meetings you can attend and which issues you want to address.
Read the Transportation Plan here: http://www.cityofventura.net/pw/transportation
Here’s the Bike Plan: http://www.cityofventura.net/files/file/2011%20Bike%20Master%20Plan%20-%20Draft.pdf
The Pink Panther Rides Again!
California St & Ventura Beach Promenade
to Art Galleries and studios
Happy Velotines Afterparty
El Jardin Courtyard
Free * Family Friendly * Bring mugs & $$$ * Ride at Own Risk
Thanks, Anacapa Brewery! * Rides every First Friday!
Info: http://bikergogal.wordpress.com Join ArtRiders on facebook!
If you live or ride in Ventura, you want to check the City of Ventura’s Master Bike Plan to make sure YOUR cycling needs will be met and your concerns addressed!
If you want your pet project in this 5 year plan – Make sure you check that it’s there!! This has been years in the making and important elements have been overlooked. Unless we bring them up, they will be ignored.
Here’s the main bike page: http://www.cityofventura.net/pw/transportation
Here’s the plan:
Please review it and prepare comments. You can email your comments or bring them to the Bike Union meeting tomorrow, Weds. January 26 at 7pm 345 W. Center St., Ventura (Rachel, Albert, and Matt’s house).
“Please go over the plan BEFORE the meeting. Email me any requests/changes BEFORE the meeting. Be sure to be SUPER clear so I/They don’t get confused,” says Rachel Morris, VCCool Executive Director www.vccool.org office (805)648-1267 cell (805)258-9369
VCCool is a Ventura County global warming action group. Our mission is to engage all people of Ventura County in promoting a healthy climate.
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.
A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 4,900 times in 2010. That’s about 12 full 747s.
In 2010, there were 63 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 92 posts. There were 42 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 14mb. That’s about 4 pictures per month.
The busiest day of the year was July 2nd with 122 views. The most popular post that day was July 2 ArtRide: Ventucky Vice .
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, ventura.craigslist.org, artpredator.wordpress.com, ridingpretty.blogspot.com, and twitter.com.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for steampunk bicycle, bikergo, steampunk bike, tweed ride, and santacon.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
July 2 ArtRide: Ventucky Vice July 2010
Ventucky Tweed Ride Set for February 5 December 2009
Rides October 2009
Bikergo October 2009