Sunday, August 26, 2007

letter to loretta (feedback welcome its being mailed tues)

To: Loretta Spencer and administration

From: James Spagnola, Director of Life Cycles bicycle co-op

Subject: Participation in the Huntsville Critical Mass


I am inviting you along with city planners, civil engineers and other members of government to Huntsville’s Critical Mass starting at the courthouse on every 4th Friday of the month at 6:30 PM. I will be more that happy to provide a few bicycles for you and some other officials to ride so you can take part in what is to be the future of culture in this beautiful city of ours.

I have been working extensively with some close friends of yours as well as city employees to make Huntsville a more bike friendly place. Along with Manna House, Alabike, Bello Velo, SORBA and the Spring City Cycling I have been advocating for bicycles as a legitimate mode of transportation for more than 5 years.

I am aware of past, present and future pro-bike actions and implementations supported by the city. I have also reviewed the greenways plan and the urban planning commission’s implementation of it. The greenway will truly keep Huntsville on the map of the “America’s Top 10 Adventure Spots” but will not act as a substitute for shared roadway use by cyclists and motorists. The city is much more enjoyable when it is not moving a million miles a minute; lets us preserve the “small town feeling” and let me help you keep this city safe, clean and eventful. Your participation and the participation of your administration will show many of the participants that you truly support of alternative modes of transportation. This event will also be a great tool for you to understand how bicycle commuters see the city.

Thank you,

James Spagnola


Peter said...

Was there any response to this?

Bello Velo said...

No, but we can try again.