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Highway 1 in San Luis Obispo and Monterey Counties is renowned for its iconic stature as one of the most scenic highways in the United States with stellar views of the Pacific Ocean and Coastal Mountains and Terraces. Caltrans recent "chipseal" resurfacing has decimated a nearly 25 mile stretch of this road in Northern San Luis Obispo County making it dangerous for cyclists and uncomfortable for other means of transport.
Highway 1 is a heavily used cycling route with a substantial number of local riders using it on a daily basis. It also attracts significant numbers of cyclists from around the state and beyond who participate in organized tours and fundraising events such as:
- Best Buddies Challenge, for which Maria Shriver is the Chair Person;
- California Coast Classic - Arthritis Foundation
- National and local bicycle touring companies (for example Backroads, Central Coast Outdoors, Cycling Escapes, etc);
- The Amgen Tour of California (2006-2008);
- Wounded Warriors;
- Numerous fundraising rides supported by the San Luis Obispo Bicycle Club and Cambria riders.
Thus, in addition to concerns for safety, the potential economic impact of the current road condition on the local economy is likely to be significant.
Bicycling is a way of life in Denver. Under the Hickenlooper administration our City saw many improvements to the bicycling infrastructure and subsequently an increase in ridership.
In order to elevate Denver to become the bicycle friendly community it deserves to be, bicyclists need to speak up and encourage our next Mayor to make bicycling a priority. Specifically, the new administration should adopt Mayor Hickenlooper's goal of having 10% of the trips made in Denver made by Bicycle by 2018.
When our next Mayor is elected, BikeDenver will bring this petition to our first meeting with the new administration. We hope you will join us and make our message even louder. Thank you for joining us in our commitment to making Denver a world-class bicycling city.