Gary Segers, the hard pedaling proponent of opening the Garden City stretch of Greenbelt to bikers, is taking his case to the top elected officials in Idaho–the Land Board.
He will make a presentation to the Idaho State Board of Lands Commissioners on Tuesday, August 19. The GUARDIAN is not certain if the board has jurisdiction of the riparian area (for non-library types, that’s the land next to the river used mostly by birds and critters), but if they do he could have a lot more clout than just having a few people push their bikes through the area.
Segers and his CITIZENS FOR AN OPEN GREENBELT group zeroed in on Garden City after the city failed to honor an agreement from 30 years ago with the State of Idaho. Having the mayor involved in a high end housing development along the river added a major bump in the bike route when the Garden City closed it to the two wheelers. This could be a political “balancing act” for the Statewide elected officials.
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