Quick blog post to provide an introduction, some updates, and news for the coming weeks. Firstoff, my name is Paul Benton, and I’ll be helping out with the website as Ryan Stachurski readies for his move to the Florida Keys. Ryan’s work and expertise can be seen all over this site – even more so on the back end – and his help will be missed.
The next housekeeping matter is an update to the structure of the blogs. In the past, we’ve had separate sections for different authors (Pam’s blog, Bethanie’s blog). The Blog link at the top of the page should now take you to a chronological listing of all entries – we’ll do our best to remind you throughout the post who is writing, and the author will be tagged at the top of the entry. We’re hoping this will simplify things a bit, and perhaps open the doors a bit to more contributors and guest bloggers. If you are interested in helping out with this, drop us a line.
Public Input is sought on pedestrian and bicycle improvements and connections along Independence Blvd (including Monroe Rd). The meeting is this Tuesday, June 23rd at Ovens Auditorium (map). You can drop in any time between 5 – 7:30pm. More information here.
Finally, I’d like to ensure that all Charlotte Spokes People are aware of the upcoming Public Meeting for the Cross Charlotte Trail. In case you’re unfamiliar, the Cross Charlotte Trail will connect 26 miles of trail and greenway facilities from Pineville to UNCC and the Cabarrus County Line. Through the upcoming meeting, those planning this trail seek information on how the trail will be used and by whom. I think it is critical that cyclists are represented in all of these public meetings – please make plans to attend. The meeting is Tuesday, June 30 at the Charmeck Government Center (4th St. & S. Davidson St. uptown). Drop in any time between 4:30-7:30PM. Additional bicycle racks will be available in the plaza on the Fourth Street side of the building. Facebook link (RSVP) here.