Cyclists Have Rights will be attending the July 23rd Westminster City Council Meeting to ask the city council to approve the plans and funding to build safety shoulders on 100th Avenue in the upcoming budget cycle for 2012/13. 100th Avenue is the road where avid cyclist Sydney Johnson was killed last October: Sidney Johnson, Husband, Father, Avid Cyclist - Fatal Bike Accident in Wesminster
Cyclists Have Rights would like to have as much support as possible from Westminster cyclists at Monday evening's city council meeting. The Westminster City Council will meet in regular session this Monday, July 23rd. Meetings are at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Westminster City Hall, 4800 W. 92nd Ave. More details of the July 23rd meeting can be found on the City of Westminster site
Sidney Johnson, Oct 11, 1959 - Oct 11, 2011
Last Oct, Sidney Johnson went out for an afternoon ride on his bicycle. It was a beautiful autumn afternoon. It was Tuesday and it was Sidney's birthday.
On the return leg of his journey, travelling westbound along 100th Ave -- the route most cyclists, both commuter and recreational cyclists use to travel between Golden and Aravada, and Boulder County, Sidney was struck by an automobile and killed.
If you have ever driven on 100th Ave, between Simms and Alkire streets, you'll know it is a beautiful area, with a wonderful view of the mountains, views of Standley Lake, as well as the sprawling plains that make living in this part of Colorado so wonderful. You would also know that this stretch of road is very narrow, has no hard shoulders at all, and is often traveled by motorists going significantly faster than the speed limit.
The mix of these two realities makes riding a bicycle along 100th ave a treacherous endeavor. Unfortunately for those cyclists trying to move between Jefferson and Boulder counties, it is the least dangerous of the north-south corridors available.