Coffee talk Tuesday returns this week with a view point from the other side of the fence. Recently I received the below email not long after the TT race in Boulder (Haystack TT). I emailed back to the person and they are interested in hearing the cyclists point of view on this. There are probably a few points that might get some fired up but lets try to be diplomatic in your responses. Tuesday Coffee Talk allows all of use to engage in community related topics and share your 2 cents worth
Greetings. I live just off Neva Road in Boulder, about 1.5 miles east of route 36. Our road is very popular for bicyclists, and many races and events are held on Neva throughout the summer. I am quite happy to share the road for these events, but I would like to know when they are. Once in a while we are sent a notice by mail, but most of the time a board announcing the event is placed on the highway - but the letters are too small to read while going by at 60 mph, so the notices are useless. If the notices were posted along Neva, I could at least pull over and read the signs. By the way, I have lived in that neighborhood for 10 years. The number of cyclists on 36 and Neva has multiplied by a factor of at least 10, if not more. Sometimes road conditions are quite dangerous for both cyclists & drivers, especially in the summer with visitors driving north who are unused to sharing the road. I believe that Boulder cyclists deserve a well-designed bike path - not just a lane - for the rides north into the mountains. But until that arrives, we all need to work together as a community to insure our mutual safety and enjoyment. Thank you.