Alexey Davies: Community Cycles‘ reach extends beyond Boulder

In the article published May 8, “Businesses step up efforts for Boulder County Bike Safety,” Community Cycles was referred to as an organization that does work only in the city of Boulder. This is not true.

While it is true the organization Cyclists 4 Community focuses mostly on recreational cycling on county roads and Community Cycles focuses on bicycle transportation, we also differ slightly in approach. C4C, to date, has worked primarily on education campaigns, while Community Cycles primarily focuses on advocating for engineering changes on our roads. But these changes are by no means limited to the city of Boulder.

Case in point, with the recent fatalities on Jay Road Community Cycles has been working to get safety improvements on Jay. In fact, we had a May 20 op-ed in the Camera about this. It was this op-ed, along with our calls and letters, that precipitated the breakthrough in getting the county to take action on making Jay safer. The Camera printed something that caused local government to take action and that action positively impacts public safety and many people‘s lives. A great story about our own free press.

To see the improvements planned on Jay, visits the county‘s website. Community Cycles has also worked on safety improvements at Violet and U.S. 36, is advocating for and working on the proposed Diagonal multi-use path, and a protected bike route on Colo. 7 from Brighton to Boulder, just to name a few regional projects.

We are glad to see members of C4C getting involved and promoting safety education and we are certainly thrilled anytime the Camera covers biking, we would just like to clarify our work.

Alexey Davies

Community Cycles Membership Director

Boulder