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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Bicycle Colorado Reports that JeffCo May Seek Authority to Ban Bikes on Some County Roads

(From Bicycle Colorado)

County commissioners in Jefferson County announced that they are asking for statewide legislation that would let counties ban bicyclists from county roads of their choice, according to an article in the Columbine Courier.

Local advocacy group Bike Jeffco requested and received a draft of the legislation from the County verifying this is the case.

If such legislation were to pass, county roads anywhere in the state could be closed to bicyclists, including critical cycling routes like Deer Creek Canyon in Jefferson County, Swan Mountain Road in Summit County, Horsetooth Reservoir in Larimer County, and many more across the state.

We need your help to ensure
access and equality for bicyclists
on public roads.

Here is what you can do:

1) Join the Movement - Now is the time to add your voice to this issue. Join Bicycle Colorado. If you don't know if you are a member, ask us online.

2) Spread the Word - post this information to your blog and Facebook page, forward to friends, teammates and clubs.

3) Get Connected and Be Ready to Call - Invite others to sign up for eNews to receive updates on this issue and to receive the alert for when to call your legislators.

Bicycle Colorado members have worked to successfully overcome bike bans and caps on events in the past. However, this issue may be the biggest challenge yet to bicycling in Colorado. If you ride a bicycle, you need to be involved and informed.

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