Thursday, September 11, 2008

Herndon creates bicycle committee

Thanks to the many cyclists who contacted the Town of Herndon regarding a proposed policy to confiscate bicycles parked in the public right-of-way. As a response to the controversy, the following email message was sent by Herndon Mayor Steve DeBenedittis regarding the formation of a Pedestrian and Bicycle Ad Hoc committee. We commend the Mayor for starting the process of making Herndon more bicycle-friendly:
Email on behalf of
Steve DeBenedittis

Date: September 10, 2008

The Council and I received your email concerning bicycle parking in the Town of Herndon. We appreciate you taking the time to share your comments with us.

At recent meetings, we discussed the concerns we have been receiving and you may be assured that we are pursuing avenues to make the town more bicycle and pedestrian friendly.

As a result of the excellent feedback the town has received, I am creating, with the Council's concurrence, a "Pedestrian and Bicycle Ad Hoc committee." The composition and role of the ad hoc committee will be drafted for Council’s review at a future meeting.

The Town Manager also has been asked to obtain additional funding for the bicycle racks for convenient locations in town to accommodate bicyclists who live, work and frequent our town. As a cyclist myself, I bike to work at every possible opportunity and fully understand the need for well-located bike racks.

The town will post updated information on the town's website as it becomes available.

Thank you, again, for taking the time to share your comments with us. Please feel free to contact me regarding any other matters in our town.


Steve DeBenedittis

That sounds like progress.
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