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Election 2013

Moving Boulder Forward: Vote YES on 2B, C & D

The city of Boulder is experiencing significant gaps in transportation funding, even before the recent flood. Due to these gaps, funding for bike/ped projects decreases as the city uses all resources just to meet road maintenance needs. After many years of working hard on this issue, Community Cycles has been instrumental in getting City Council to put measures on the ballot that will provide the needed funding to support bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure as well as transit for the next 16 years.

To pass the transportation funding (as well as funding for Open Space and general funds for police, fire and human services) a coalition campaign has been form called Moving Boulder Forward: VOTE YES on 2B, C & D. This campaign is co-chaired by Community Cycles Advocacy Director Sue Prant, Open Space Board of Trustees chair Allyn Feinberg, and City Council member Suzy Ageton. Along with members of the Transportation Advisory Board, the Boulder Chamber and other concerned citizens, the Moving Boulder Forward committee is working hard to gain passage of 2B, C & D.

How can you help?
Please make a donation to help us get the word out. Visit the Moving Boulder Forward website to donate. http://movingboulderforward.org/

Volunteer. Email Sue Prant to volunteer on such tasks as leafleting. sue@communitycycles.org

Learn more. A Moving Boulder Forward committee member will happily come speak to your community group, HOA, etc. to explain all the issues and details of 2B, C & D. Contact sue@communitycycles.org for more info.

Vote yes! The most important thing you can do is to vote YES on 2B, C & D! Tell your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers. If you want more bike paths, sidewalk and bike lanes, and improvements for bicyclists and walkers on streets like 30th Street, then please vote YES! For more info, visit the Moving Boulder Forward website.

Joint City Council Candidate Forum: September 30

Community Cycles will co-host a City Council candidate forum with EcoCycle and the Sierra Club entitled “Cooling the Climate Candidate Forum: Tackling Smokestacks, Tailpipes and Trash Cans.” It be will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 30 at the Boulder Library Canyon Theater. Come learn about each candidate’s stand on transportation, recycling and climate change issues. We are excited to join with our friends at EcoCycle and Sierra Club to sponsor this community event.

Community Cycles has prepared an extensive background document for Council candidates with information on transportation, land use and related carbon foot print. It makes for interesting reading (https://www.communitycycles.org/bicycle-advocacy/current-campaigns/683-trans-climate-change.html).

City Council Candidate Questionnaire

Organized by Boulder’s online news and opinion source The Blue Line, 30 community organizations (including Community Cycles) submitted questions for City Council candidates. Results are in; be sure to read here (http://www.boulderblueline.org/election-2013/ ) and attend the forum on Sept. 30… and vote!

City of Boulder to Offer Subsidized Bike Racks to Local Businesses

Biketopia:  Dramatically increasing Boulder's bike mode share

Community Cycles Advocacy Committee releases 2012 state of the system report to City of Boulder.

The Community Cycles Advocacy Committee is the voice for cyclists in Boulder County, working with local, state and federal government, as well as businesses and neighborhoods, for better access to bike parking, transit, and trails.

We work with government agencies to represent cyclists in local and regional planning and to advocate for new construction that is bicycle friendly, and existing roads, schools, workplaces and shopping centers re-envisioned for cyclists’ safety. 

We report on the state of cycling in our area.  Our annual report includes feedback from our annual survey of local cyclists and brings attention to ways to improve cyclists’ safety and efficiency.  We have conducted bike lane surveys to help maintenance crews focus their efforts on the most critical issues.

We encourage businesses to be bike-friendly and to see the value of cyclists as a customer base.  We recognize and honor bike-friendly businesses and we have estimated the value of cycling to Boulder’s economy.

We volunteer in the community by attending meetings, riding lanes, writing letters, staffing events, and more.  Plus we have fun!  To join us, email ann@communitycycles.org for information on current projects and meeting times.