In a move that may be a wave of the future, yet another local government has joined the will of the people.
The Citizens for an Open Greenbelt (COG) made its case to the Eagle City Council on Tuesday, seeking to get the Greenbelt opened to bikes in the Garden City stretch currently blocked to bikes. It was apparently a compelling argument prompting the Eagle City Council to vote unanimously to take a public position in support of opening bicycle access through the section of the Riverside Village Subdivision of Garden City. Additionally Eagle elected officials want to immediately open a dialogue with the Garden City Mayor and Council to make this happen.
COG chairman Gary Segers told the GUARDIAN, “This is no longer an issue that just the Citizens for an Open Greenbelt has with Garden City. It now includes another major city in the Treasure Valley that believes the Garden City bike ban has a significant and negative impact on it’s residents, businesses, and users of the Eagle Greenbelt.”
Perhaps Boise’s City Council can take a hint from the bikers and Eagle councilors and urge Garden City to, “Tear Down That Wall.”
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