Bike Jeffco Board
Date/Time: Thursday, April 9, 2020
200 embroidered iron-on patches have been ordered from Primal and should arrive in a month or so. Nick Phipers is our account rep.
Distracted driving bill on hold
Bike lLane bill passed and signed by Governor
Waterton Canyon Area
A Metro District has funding to build a bike/ped bridge over the Platte just SW of Wadsworth, timeframe unknown
Charlie asked Yelana to put up a permanent 3 ft to pass sigh on Lookout Mountain road because of high bike/car traffic and many out of state drivers who don’t know how to ride with cyclists. She resisted saying they don’t want cars to cross centerline and possibly hit oncoming traffic. Jeffco will take a formal look at the road as part of the updated bike/ped plan. City of Golden reps JJ Trout and Joe Purr may be supportive of helping cyclists on Lookout Mountain.
Mike Raber said Jeffco is somewhat in chaos now where politics can override what is law. To influence change, we need to get to know and enlist support from County Commissioners and District Attorneys. There will be new ones after this November election.
DA Candidates: Steve Jenson (R), Matthew Dirkin (R), Jake Lilly (D), Alexis King (D)
CC Candidates: Andy Kerr (D), Tracy Kraft-Tharp
Phillipsburg Rest Area Status – Dave
Jeffco put up their sign, but not with there name on it! It has a punitive tone and we’ll put up our own sign thanking cyclists for using the Portolet and to find other options now that it is gone. Virginia Temmer continues to monitor for public urination, and is still advocating a new facility sponsored by Jeffco. BJ could play a facilitation role in a new facility.
COVID Cancellations or Postponements
Roxborough E-car postponed, Jeffco Health Fair cancelled, Denver Century and Ride the Rockies TBD
Charlie will distribute Golden-Denver ride review report and eventually we’ll include maps and links from Strava or Ride with GPS.
No meeting in April. Zoom meeting in May