[BVC-INFO] positive council action
Jean Marie Linhart
jmlinhart at gmail.com
Tue May 18 06:16:50 CDT 2010
I forward Jonathan Coopersmith's email on recent City Council
happenings to this list. Thank you, Jonathan, for making time for the
meeting. This is what keeps bicycling and pedestrian improvements on
the table in CS.
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From: Coopersmith, Jonathan
I attended the CS city council last night, where it unanimously and
enthusiastically approved a 10' multiuse path from Longmire to Welsh
(on the north side, at the urging of some high school students instead
of the originally intended south side) and a 6' sidewalk from Longmire
to Texas. The sidewalk was an addition due to increased competition
among contractors (translation: the recession is lowering prices).
Total cost will be about $730,000, leaving a big chunk of change ($1m
As important, new mayor Nancy Berry stated how pleased she was that
one of her first actions was to approve this. Council member Dennis
Mahoney praised the city staff for moving so quickly and he urged more
aggressive consideration of bike infrastructure.
I spoke in favor of the resolution, suggested extending the path from
Welsh to Bush, and emphasized the need to build more bike/walk
infrastructure to encourage those cyclists who do not look good in
spandex to bike.
Jonathan CoopersmithAssociate Professor Department
of History Texas A&M University College Station,
TX 77843-4326 979.845.8584 979.862.4314
Secretary Section L, History & Philosophy of
ScienceAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science
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