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Dirt
02-23-2010, 02:44 PM
Okay... I know that thread title is a bit inflammatory... and not exactly accurate, but I thought it was funny and kinda catchy.

Read the article (http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/local/Fairfax-supervisors-clash-over-bike-plans-84814842.html#ixzz0gBxVcqtz) and comment here if you're so inclined.

I sent an e-mail to Mr. Cook and invited him to join me on Bike to Work day.

I'm happy that Arlington is taking a different view. I know that building a bicycle friendly community is neither easy, nor is it done without making some very difficult choices. We appreciate the efforts that have been taken.

Thanks.

Pete

Tim Kelley
02-23-2010, 02:52 PM
I sent an e-mail to Mr. Cook and invited him to join me on Bike to Work day.

Hey Pete--do you happen to have Mr. Cook's email address handy in case other forum users would like to invite Mr. Cook out for a bike ride?

Dirt
02-23-2010, 03:02 PM
Hey Pete--do you happen to have Mr. Cook's email address handy in case other forum users would like to invite Mr. Cook out for a bike ride?

Indeed I do.

braddock@fairfaxcounty.gov

That address will get you a polite, but automated response.

doorknob@fairfaxcounty.gov did not work for me. It was worth a try.

My most sincere apologies for my sarcasm. Bad habit I have when I encounter things that annoy me this much.

Have a nice day.

Pete

Dirt
03-04-2010, 10:32 AM
It would seem that Mr. Cook got more than a few e-mails about his comments. I send him a polite note every week or so.

Here's his response to FABB: http://www.fabb-bikes.org/blog/2010/03/supervisor-cook-responds.html

I encourage you all to drop him an e-mail at the address listed above. Keep it polite. That was not always easy for me. It helps to keep in mind that Fairfax County is facing a rough financial situation and their budget is not looking good. At least now the supervisor acknowledges that bikes are more than just recreation. That is progress... even if the whole bike program still gets canned. At least it gets canned based on arguments that are closer to reality.

I know this is an Arlington forum. But if you live in Fairfax County, please drop your county board rep an e-mail on the topic. Remind them that we'd love to live in a community that is safer for bicycles.

Pete