Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Children’s Bike Rodeo: 10/29

The City of Dunwoody Parks & Recreation is proud to present a Children’s Bike Rodeo at Brook Run Park the morning of Saturday October 29th. This event is free and open to the public. Bring the kids for some great fun and learning about safe riding! Kids need to bring their own bikes and helmets. We will have a limited number of helmets for children in need of them. There will be a raffle of door prizes, too!

The rodeo will consist of several stations:

Helmet fitting station
Bike inspection station
Obstacles, (safe riding lessons)
Bike Security
”Graduation” Bike Ride in the Park with Dunwoody Police and Much More!

Participants should bring their bikes and an adult for registration

What:       Children’s Bike Rodeo
When:       Sat Oct 29, 8am-12pm
Where:      Brook Run Park, at the former administrative buildings
Immediate left from North Peachtree entrance. Park your vehicle on right, near Skate Park – or ride your bikes!
Why:        Teach your kids to ride safely and have fun doing it!

City Calendar listing


Brent Walker
Dunwoody Parks & Rec Director
(678) 382-6850


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Bicycling & Pedestrian Article from Sandy Springs

I have a Google Alert anytime my name pops up in the Internet. Just got one this morning and will share. About a week ago, I was contacted by the Sandy Springs Reporter and detailed my experiences and viewpoint about bicycling in Sandy Springs and what I've heard from the city. First off, I'm not with the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition as quoted. Secondly, I didn't say EVERY street project needs to be a "Complete Street".

Coming from the military,  I like to see policies, ordinances and other published guidelines that INFORM the public. It's not that I'm "misinformed", as quoted by my Sandy Springs bicycling friend on their Council. Rather, their city isn't informing the public about their plans or policies.

What's so wrong with adopting a Complete Streets policy? Of re-striping to 10-ft lane widths on a 35 mph road? Of creating an Action Plan to become a Bike Friendly Community? Of establishing a community volunteer committee for non-motorized transportation? Of actively partnering -- and establishing formal relationships -- with the local schools and promoting Safe Routes to School?

I'm not from Missouri, but just please show me.

Click here for the story.