From the Daily Camera
by Sue Prant is Advocacy Director at Community Cycles
What do we need to do get more people out of cars and feeling comfortable riding bikes? Three things: a greater culture of cycling; completion of Boulder's bike system (including multi-use trails and bike lanes); and a dedicated vision for Boulder's future that includes innovative transportation ideas.
Boulder can create a culture of cycling by embracing events like the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, cyclocross events, bike rides, and social events with a bicycling theme. Too often, new events are discouraged from coming to Boulder because of an arduous permitting process. By embracing special events of all sorts, Boulder shows its openness to new people and new ideas.