There are a few items on June’s CAMPO/RTC agenda that are important Carson City pedestrians and cyclists! Please take the time from your busy schedule to attend these meetings and show your support for these important projects. Your presence and voice really do make a difference!
On the agenda:
Safe Routes to School
Freeway Multi-Use Path
Bicycle Friendly Community application review
When: June 8th, 4:30 PM
Where: Carson City Community Center, Sierra Room (west side of the building)
The multi-use path opening celebration on Saturday was poorly attended, probably due to some last minute planning and insufficient publicity. I take responsibility for that. On the other hand, there were a lot of people out using the path on their own, and the celebration did provide a chance for some of the partners to talk about future plans.
So, now I’d like to ask you for your ideas on future multi-use paths and enhancements. These paths are off-street, such as the path along the freeway in the north part of town (Route 1) and this path which combines the newly created section with the existing Linear Parkway and paths from Moffat Open Space to Butti Rd. The Route 6 is now three miles of wonderful path, apart from traffic and near to wildlife in the pasture and wetlands areas. These multi-use paths are paved, though they may have a verge for walking or horses, and are not mountain bike trails.
Please be specific in your ideas: where do you want to go from and to? what would be the best alignment? exactly where can the existing paths be better integrated into the overall network of bike lanes, bike routes, and sidewalks
In about two weeks, I’ll summarize your ideas. Muscle Powered will make a preliminary prioritization, make the ideas and priorities available to Carson City Parks & Recreation and Carson City Public Works, and schedule a meeting with these partners to identify some specific projects for which we’d like to seek grant funding.
Muscle Powered and partners will celebrate the new multi-use path under the new freeway on Saturday, June 5th. This path segment connects the existing Linear Parkway path from Roop St to Saliman Rd at Fremont Elementary School with the existing path from Butti Rd to Moffat Open Space.
We will gather at 10:00AM, have a ribbon cutting at 10:15AM, and then head out on the path on foot, bikes, skateboards, scooters, skates, and whatever other human-powered mode of transportation you have. There will be water at the start and the turn-around at Moffat Open Space. You can continue to the Mexican Ditch Trail or Riverview Park if you wish.
When: Saturday, June 5th at 10:00 AM
Where: Meet at Governor’s Field on Roop Street for the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Bonus: Muscle Powered members will be on hand at the start for a free bicycle safety inspection.
On Saturday, June 5th, Muscle Powered will be assisting with a grand opening event for the Linear Bike Path, Governor’s Field to Moffit Open Space. We’ll need volunteers to help out with the bicycle safety check, a bike patrol, and other duties along the path and starting points. Mark your calendar if you’re interested! More details as we get closer to the event.