Bike Jeffco Meeting Minutes: July 9, 2019

Jefferson County Administration Building

100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden CO

 

Attendees: Charlie Myers, Mike Raber, Jan Stevenson, Dick Stoll, James Lucas, Yelena Onnen, Bob Moore, Dave Hammond, Sam and Lois Riggs, Randie Polidori, Stan Sunderwirth, Jenny Sunderwirth, Gary Peterson, Christopher Satriano, Eric Jones

 

Keynote Speaker: Yelena Onnen, Transportation Planner with the Jefferson County Transportation and Engineering Division

Special Guests: Gary Peterson and Christopher Satriano with Bike Blue

 

Introductions and a Few Announcements

  • Some Bike Jeffco members rode the full week of Ride the Rockies and others just did the 1 day ride from Gunnison to Taylor Reservoir.
  • Team Evergreen’s famous Triple Bypass is July 13th. Bike Jeffco reps will be volunteering on road cleaning.
  • Bike Jeffco teamed up with Team Evergreen for cleaning up a segment of the Genesee/El Rancho Bikeway on June 4:


  • Bike Jeffco volunteers managed the water stop for the Denver Century on June 15. They dispensed 65 gallons of water and Nuun sport drink. Registrations were reported to be 18% higher than last year.

 


  • Women’s Ride Day (Ride like a Girl) is August 4 in Golden.
  • Safe Driver Courses – we co-sponsor these events with Bicycle Colorado. There was one at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center on April 25 and one tomorrow night at the Buchanon Recreation Center in Evergreen.
  • For crash victims needing legal support, we can refer them to Megan Hottman, Brian Weiss, and Brad Tucker.

 

Focus on Safety

A video from former racer Phil Gaimon was featured, Share this when I’m killed by someone driving a car. https://cyclingmagazine.ca/video/phil-gaimon-please-share-this-when-im-killed-by-someone-driving-a-car/

 

New crosswalk design from Iceland was shown that involves 3D imagery.

 

Keynote Speaker: Yelena Onnen, Transporation Planner with Jefferson County Transportation and Engineering Division

Yelena provided an update on all the construction improvement projects and planning efforts that T & E has going on this summer.

 

Gary Peterson and Christopher Satriano with Bike Blue

 


Gary and Chris talked about putting together a state wide tour to meet with bike shops, cycling clubs, municipal bike coordinators, EMTs, police and fire departments, local tourism boards, colleges, universities and outdoor related businesses to build the support needed to pass a distracted driving bill in this next legislative session. Contact your state legislators and demand they pass a hands-free distracted driving bill. One more life lost is one too many.

 

Dave Evans Memorial Bench

The bench has been ordered by Denver Mountain Parks (DMP). Bike Jeffco will be meeting with a Denver Mountain Park Rep on July 15 to firm up installation plans.

 

 

Pleasant View Community Park Multi-Use Trail (formerly called the NREL Bypass)

The construction of gravel trails through the Pleasant View Community Park has been completed. Trails now connect the east side of NREL to Research Road. Bike Jeffco and NREL Reps are anxious to discuss with the District Board bike/ped access into the neighborhood west of Research Rd.


 

The Pleasant View Community District has an Open House planned for August 2. Bike Jeffco will join with NREL in having a table with some literature, maps and swag at the Open house.

 

Upcoming Events:

  • Pleasant View Trail Open House (August 2, 2019)
  • Bike Jeffco Ride Reviews: Golden Gate Canyon and routes as contained in the Jeffco Regional Bikeways Wayfinding Guide.

 

Next Meeting:

August 13

 

 

 

 


 

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