Citizens for an Open Greenbelt 
Member since Jun 7, 2011

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Re: “A Desperate Housewife of Garden City

Oh that hurts! But how true.

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Posted by Citizens for an Open Greenbelt on 04/09/2012 at 11:45 AM

Re: “Citizens For an Open Greenbelt Hold Protest in Garden City

I do share Katharina's concern about cyclists who are not courteous. There definitely needs to be greater respect among bike riders, motorists, walkers, joggers, etc. Coexistence on our streets and pathways is critical and we need to promote safer, more livable pathways for all Greenbelt users.

However we disagree with Katharina's notion that the Riverside Village bikepath should be for the exclusive use of walkers and joggers. Unlike the Mayor and Council of Garden City, we believe in a truly open Greenbelt.

Posted by Citizens for an Open Greenbelt on 08/15/2011 at 5:09 PM

Re: “Garden City Greenbelt Debate Heads to Court

NWBoiseCitizen - We agree on some of your comments; particularly your thoughts concerning "In a more general comment..." Cyclists are their own worst enemy in terms of public opinion. As you said, cyclists need to show more respect to pedestrians. I hate being startled by a bike rider that comes by me (either walking or riding) without notice and riding way too fast. But we are not in agreement with your comments about the bike path in Riverside Village being too unsafe and requiring "significant improvements". Hardly the case if one looks at this bike path. Yes there are a couple of sections that need improvement; at most a hundred feet or so. Otherwise this pathway is no different that much of the Greenbelt in Eagle and in some sections of Boise or Ada County. COG has posted pictures most of the disputed section on our website that clearly shows the majority of this 1 1/2 mile section is very safe if....pedestrians and bike riders use courtesy. Take a look at the Boise Parks and Rec section on "user courtesies" for an excellent example.

Moreover, Garden City should be taking care of this section as mandated by the State in their agreement that Garden City signed in 1996. Were you aware of this?

Let's face it - a major reason this bike path is closed is because a very few, very few homeowners and users who want this section to be their very own "nature trail" and Garden City? The reality is that this is a amenity that is intended for all users of the Greenbelt including commuters, recreational riders, families, and children.

Posted by Citizens for an Open Greenbelt on 06/07/2011 at 2:20 PM

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