May 19th vote on the trail system

ccsachs
Trail Steward - Sheehan Park

May 13, 2015, 10:06 PM

The proposal for the singletrack trail system in Sun Prairie is up for vote with the city council on Tuesday, May 19th. Though the Parks and Recreation Commission decided to not support the proposal, the City Council has the final vote. They could decide to support the P&R recommendation, they could decide to overturn the suggestion and approve the proposal and they could postpone the vote allowing the Committee of the Whole to debate (discuss) the proposal on another night.
We are hoping to to load the council chamber with supporters of the trail system; both cyclists, runners, hikers, Scouts, snow shoers and more. Please plan to attend and bring your family and friends. Even if the proposal is denied, a large showing of support will help enforce the need for trails in Sun Prairie and could only help with future discussions.
It sounds like there will be time for 'concerned citizens' to speak during that meeting. With that in mind, please consider preparing something quick and supportive. Please remember that this singletrack trail system is not just for cycling. We are hoping to build a trail system that benefits multiple users including children, beginners and experienced athletes. This will also be great for students at the local middle school and high school. Please don't use this time to belittle other users or people who have expressed concerns. Let's just focus on the benefits.
Details on the proposal can be found here along with an update and some FAQs: http://sunprairiemoves.org/aboutus/2015-goal-trails-in-sheehan-park/
The meeting will be held at 7pm at the City Hall in Sun Prairie. This will be upstairs and the building is located at 300 E Main St, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

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ccsachs
Trail Steward - Sheehan Park

May 18, 2015, 02:44 PM

Just a reminder about tomorrow's meeting in Sun Prairie.
7pm
City Hall Building, upstairs
300 E Main St, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

The City Council will be voting on whether to approve the proposal for the singletrack trails in Sheehan Park.

Please plan on attending and showing your support.

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ccsachs
Trail Steward - Sheehan Park

May 20, 2015, 11:35 AM

Thank you to everyone who came in support and especially those who spoke in favor of the proposal.

For those of you who were not able to attend:
  • the negative: the city voted to against the trail proposal
  • the positive: many city alders are in favor of mountain biking with some asking that something be provided in town quickly

A full report can be found here: http://sunprairiemoves.org/singletrack-out-mountain-biking-in/

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