Tuesday, August 05, 2008

VERMILLION Bike and Pedestrian Path Moves Ahead

I no longer have to disguise my posts about the Vermillion Bike Path as all info is definitely out in the open after last nights City Council meeting. Many members of the bike path committee and members of the Lane Hogs were there in support of extending the bike path. The map above shows (very) roughly where the bike path would extend in the next phase. It was the best I could do by freehand with a mouse in MS Paint. As you can see, it's a good distance from most dwellings.

Many people stood up and talked in front of the city council in favor of the proposed bike path. The only two who stood up against was one land owner and his daughter. The council voted unanimously to do a "quick take" on the land to start the path. There are further options for the land owner, but I hope that his battle ended last night with the vote of the council and the will of the people.

If Vermillion hopes to continue on the path to a more "progressive" community status, things like the bike path just HAS to happen. It's a draw for people who already live here, people thinking of moving here, people visiting, and people looking for a place to visit. It's just an overall good idea and I'm glad to see so many people pushing FORWARD to make this happen. Congratulations to all who have fought to make this a reality.


Anonymous said...

Is the start of the foundation for a campaign to elect Mayor Brady? I'd vote for you if I lived there.

bikingbrady said...

I respectfully decline :-)
I hate conflict...I'm a peacemaker!

Anonymous said...

Bwah ha ha ha haa! Peacemaker!
That's a goodun' allright!
Your an agitator for good, and you know it!