To: Misty Hollis, J. Clayton Miller, Jamie Lopeman, Ron Oler, Gary Turner, Jeff Locke, Bruce Wissel, Kelley Cruse-Nicholson, and Doug Goss

City Council: Support a Walkable, Bikeable Richmond, Indiana

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Please Common Council, don't stand in the way of progress for Richmond, Indiana: vote AGAINST the ordinance that stops the development of new walking and biking paths. Hundreds and hundreds of residents participated in the planning to get us this far, and we can't afford to say "no thanks" to the funding that will help us be a more appealing regional destination for young people, students and tourists.

Why is this important?

As a Richmond resident, volunteer, property owner and former small business owner, I want the city to thrive. Standing in the way of infrastructure improvements and ignoring years of planning is not the way to make progress. I stand with everyone who wants a more walkable, bikeable Richmond, Indiana.

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Reasons for signing

  • I live in Bloomington, Indiana where I serve as the President of the Bloomington Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Commission. When I lived in Richmond I reviewed drafts of this plan. High comfort facilities like the ones planned attract more cyclists in other places where they are installed. It's important that the City continue to support the project by funding improvements for additional "spokes" to this cycling "hub" in the City center.
  • As an Indiana travel writer, I have seen what grows cities and towns--and what kills them. Walking and biking paths not only draw in new residents, but they encourage current citizens to stick around and entice travelers to explore. As an avid bike rider myself, locations that make it easy to do what I love are the places that receive recognition first. Help citizens and tourists make memories in a healthy way. Personally, I am shocked this is even an issue.
  • Honestly, I can’t believe this is even an issue worth so much controversy.

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