Advocacy makes a difference. Based in part on the efforts of many folks on the team, the community of Truckee continues to make progress towards being a more cycling and non-motorized transport friendly place. It’s not yet Boulder or Portland, but baby steps yo :)
Imagine the scene above in Truckee (gasp!). It’s super easy to get involved, and in a small community like Truckee every voice really does make a difference. If you want to see Truckee become a more cycling/ped friendly place — copy and paste the note below and send it to the Truckee City Council and Tahoe Donner Board of Directors who are getting ready to make some major funding decisions about trails . . . easy to follow instructions are below.
STEP ONE: COPY AND PASTE THIS (OR YOUR VERSION/WORDS):
I’m writing to voice my support of the Tahoe Donner paved Class I bicycle/multi use trail as I believe it will be a vital link between the largest population center of Truckee (Tahoe Donner) and the commercial/education/etc. center of Truckee (Old Town/rest of Truckee) and as such will add value for all stakeholders in the Tahoe Donner and broader Truckee community. This includes all use groups for the trail (walkers, joggers, cyclists, etc.) — kids, full-time residents, part-time residents, and VISITORS — linking all groups to BUSINESSES and SCHOOLS in a way that represents the values of Tahoe Donner and the broader Truckee community – non-motorized transportation options, enjoyment of our spectacular natural environment, and community involvement and connectedness.
Thank you for the progress that you’ve made to date and I look forward to toasting the current TD Board and Town of Truckee leadership making further progress on funding and building the trail and your realizing a lasting and meaningful contribution for your constituents!
STEP THREE: PAT YO-SELF ON THE BACK :)