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A group of veteran bicycle riders and advocates started the Safe Streets  Political Action Committee to endorse and support candidates. We helped some winning candidates and now we want them to make this a safer city for biking and walking. 

 

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Carey Rogers, Treasurer  Tom Grose, Chair.

 

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Think that local politicians listen to  bicycle riders?

Who Owns Our Greenways?

 

 

 

Part Trois

 

The saga continues. The Cooper Administration has taken the lead on the issue of e-bike use of greenway. They organized a sit down with all the “stake holders” including parks, greenways people, BCycle, Walk Bike Nashville, Metro Legal, Downtown Partnership, etc. Metro Legal explained to parks people that class 1 and 2 e-bikes are legal on greenways under current law and have been 2016. This is the first time they had to acknowledge the reality that many of us knew the last five years.

 

 

The decision was made to do some kind of “study” to look at peer cities. This should only take a few days with google. They can look at the outcome of the studies done in Austin and Seattle and save a lot of time and money. Initial research indicates that almost all cities allow e-bikes. I’ve looked at over 30 cities and all but one allow e-bikes on trails. Nashville, for once, is in the mainstream of bicycling even though our bike infrastructure is severely lacking (I’m being nice).

 

 

The narrow-minded greenways people are still opposed to e-bikes but agreed to the study. The BCycle people, who are entirely too nice, agree to hold off again. The e-bikes from Bird, Spin and Lime will also have to wait, probably until next year. The three companies are now contractors with Metro government a totally different arrangement than in the past when scooters where everywhere.

 

 

A resolution was introduced at council by mutual agreement to allow the study. It was totally unnecessary, but I guess it made someone feel better. Although everyone agreed to back off from lobbying the anti-bike group had several councilmembers change the resolution with amendments. It didn’t really matter except the verbiage is a little more anti-bicycle.

 

 

The greenways fanatics now know that they will have to bring legislation to ban old people riding e-bikes from “their” greenways. We will have to watch and make sure they don’t try to sneak something through Metro Council. We will have to make sure the study isn’t slanted toward the anti-bike group.

Stay tuned for updates.

 

 

  

Feel free to contact us at info@safestreetscampaign.com

 

 

 

Previous thoughts are here.

 

Good info from Walk Bike Nashville here.