Thursday, January 27, 2011

One down, one more to go.

We had a great meeting last night. The Plan Commission gave us a big "thumbs up" and was very encouraging in their comments. Ron spoke, then I did, then Scott, then George. We had a lot more folks in the audience, too, including Todd, the owner of Cyclesmith.

Next week's meeting with the Public Works Board will probably be more challenging. I'm sure they will have a lot of questions about the placement of the racks, the durability, and potential problems with snow removal and car doors. But if we have the strong showing we had last night, I think we will do just fine.

Scott brought up a good point last night in his public comments when he mentioned that Waukesha, sitting between the New Berlin Trail and the Glacial Drumlin Trail, was right on a proposed leg of the US Bicycle Route System. The idea of the USBRS is to have a interstate network of signed bike routes--the bicycle equivalent of the interstate highway system. Touring cyclists heading east from Waukesha would go into Milwaukee, then cross Lake Michigan on the Lake Express ferry.

Here's a map of the corridor plan. Cool, no?

1 comment:

  1. Very cool. Wisconsin is important in the national bike highway because riding through around Gary, Indiana and Chicago is no fun. So more and more people are opting for the ferry from Michigan to Wisconsin. Also this glacier country is much more interesting than flat corn farm lands to the south.