Recently, through the website link, I contacted the orchestrators (bike lanes are silent symphonies to cyclists) of the bridge to let them know how pleased I am about the improved bicycle lanes they are also planning to add. I wanted to take the time to thank them, and for setting a precedence for other communities to follow. When something good happens, involving those who advocate for cycling, and their work comes to fruition as a community, then a simple thank you is not hard to muster. I'm sure looking forward to traveling on those bicycle lanes next year. I'm not quite sure yet which bike I will bring this time around. I'm thinking about going lighter, but I feel more stable and secure on the "Sam" when tackling a hundred miles. No worries, I still have plenty of time to consider which bike to take.
I received the following response from one of the Memorial Bridge coordinators with the following statement:
"Thanks Sue! The two bikes lanes on the new bridge will be fantastic. Plus, 2 sidewalks as well. Plus, 4 overlook areas. The pedestrian and bicycle experience will be quite nice.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this. We appreciate the feedback.
Memorial Bridge/Public Outreach Coordinator"
So don't forget to thank your local advocates, who help promote (such as the link that I included above) bicycles as legal vehicles that belong on the road! I'm sure it will make their day :).