Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Siskiyou Velo

Southern Oregon's Premier Cycling Club

2019 Education/Advocacy Programs

Save the Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM

The Club will host our first membership meeting/community workshop on March 23rd to discuss and prioritize education and advocacy projects for 2019. Your input is needed to guide the Club’s efforts and to help build an education/advocacy effort that will meet the challenges that we face as a cycling community in Southern Oregon. The 2019 club budget includes $2,000 for advocacy and education. How should that money be spent?

Last year, our efforts focused on ensuring that bicycling in Medford, over the course of the next 20 years, would become safe and convenient. To this end, we spent many hours engaging with city officials to represent the interests of cyclists, testifying at public hearings and reaching out to Medford residents in person and through media to raise public awareness of the state of our bicycle infrastructure. Following the City Council’s adoption of the Transportation System Plan late last year, we have appealed to the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals on the grounds that it fails to meet the goals and state requirements to provide safe and functional bicycle facilities. We will learn whether our efforts were successful in late March or April. An update will be provided at the meeting.

There is so much more to be done and we need your help to determine how best to expend our efforts and drive the momentum we established last year towards achieving a safe and comprehensive transportation system that serves us all. We are also seeking the input of interested members of the Southern Oregon community so that we can best inform our efforts and resources. Bring your ideas, concerns and passion for cycling and join us for a lively discussion!

Date:                Saturday, March 23, 2019

Time:                9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Location:         Adams Conference Room, Medford Branch, Jackson County Library, 205 S. Central Ave

Coffee and treats will be provided. For more information, please contact advocacy@siskiyouvelo.org.