1. Future meetings: Alicia Mittleman has invited Frank Lancaster and Wendy Koenig to our next meeting, 9-24-14, for a fun meet and greet. This will be a fun opportunity to ask them how things work on the city level and ask some questions

Alicia also mentioned that the Bike Friendly Application has been submitted, and that Mayor Bill Pinkham had signed the letter!

 

  1. Outreach and Bike racks: Erica Goad has requested bike rack designs from local artist. By our September meeting we should have some designs to vote on. The town is looking for designs that are inexpensive to build and maintain. Erica, Charley Dickey, Zenda Smith and others have spent a significant amount of time locating current bike racks and recommending additional new sites- Thanks guys!

Regarding the redesigning of Elkhorn and the FLAP grant, we need to e-mail, call, write, send smoke signals to our town trustees and mayor to get Bike lanes put in the re-design! In your communication point out that there is no safe bike access to the library for families, people on bikes slow down and spend more in shopping areas and $ available under the Safe Routes to School (a CDOT funded program that gave 4 million in grants this year).

Erica also brought-up that in November one of the ballot issues will involve renewing a tax that helps funds our open spaces in Larimer County. Please 1) get out and vote & 2) vote in favor of maintaining this tax

 

    1. Our next meetings will be: September 24th, October 15th and November 12th (we are going to take-a-pass on December, it is such a stress-frees month…)

 

  1. We need to make efforts to engage the latino population

Thad Eggen knows a few Mexican guys who mt. bike and road ride- efforts will be made to get them involved in dirt church, group rides and EPCC meetings.

 

  1. Greg Sampson will be discussing with Frank Lancaster at their next meeting:
    1. Signs that encourage/promote Sharing the Road
    2. Safe bike routes for families to schools, future community center and Library
    3. Bike racks
    4. Flashing lights and cross walk guards
  2. Discussion was brought up regarding social rides, trail work and future ideas
    1. There is a pancake feed fundraiser for the Restorative Justice program on September 6th. EPCC members are planning on meeting at 8 at the Mt. Shop, doing some rides and then eating at 9:30. Cost is $5.
    2. Trail work is being done on the North Fork Trail (Glenhaven retreat area) this weekend. Contact Poudre Wilderness Volunteers for more information.
    3. Creating a trail network that encircles Estes Park (great idea by Zenda Smith). We need to get the land managers of the area: Parks and Recreation Dept., Estes Park Trails Committee, Forest Service, National Park and Hermit Park (County?) together and discuss this idea as well as new trails
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