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A Chance to Vote for Poulsbo

August 18th, 2010 by Sharon O'Hara

As a person with lung disease forced to ride in traffic spewing poisonous toxins and inhaling it, I care about clean air and safe places to ride my recumbent trike.

In my opinion, if we don’t provide safe, useful cycling, walking paths for our people, our people will gradually spiral into a people not moving far from the TV or computer and aging with multiple ailments costing us far more in health care than the original cost of the needed trails.

To those who don’t think vehicle exhaust is dangerous to health, would you stand next to the exhaust of a running car in a closed area?

Thanks to Linda Berry-Maraist, an alert city council woman in Poulsbo, it’s not too late for us to weigh in on the survey. www.cityofpoulsbo.com

Thanks also to our alert and fast moving West Sound Bike club members…

More later… Sharon O’Hara

> From: Linda Berry-Maraist
>
> Subject: Survey closing Wed: Fjord Drive Trail
>
> Hi Trail committee,
> I just returned from vacation and discovered that there has been a
survey on the City website, asking whether we should keep Fjord.
drive one way (from 6th to Hostmark) and make the other lane a bike
trail/path or restore Fjord as it was. The City Council is scheduled
to vote on this tomorrow (Wed) and I believe the decision will be
largely based on the responses to this survey.Currently slightly more
people favor returning Fjord to 2-way, which would preclude the
potential bike/ped. trail.
>
> I hope you will consider taking the survey www.cityofpoulsbo.com ,
coming to the Council meeting at 7:30 or sending an email (link on
website). I am very concerned that the timing of this decision,
before the trail plan is even presented, will make the potential
extension of the Liberty Bay trail bike route south from downtown,
far less likely.
>
> The good news I heard today is that it looks like the City’s grant
proposal to do the engineering for the waterfront trail extension to
Fish Park, has cleared the big hurdle, received a high score in the
grant process and is likely to be approved for funding in September!
> Linda
>
> Linda Berry-Maraist, City Council Position 1, City of Poulsbo
lberrymaraist@cityofpoulsbo.com

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One Response to “A Chance to Vote for Poulsbo”

  1. COPD symptoms Says:

    Glad to see the recumbent getting so much press. What a great idea for people with COPD. And I bet you just couldn’t beat the weather. But everywhere can use more bike/pedestrian lanes. Here in Dallas, people drive rather crazy around bicyclists. In fact, we have a bike ride around White Rock lake every year in rememberance of someone who was killed by a passing car. Tragic!

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