BRAIN: Three advocacy groups considering merger
“Representatives from the Alliance for Biking & Walking, the League of American Bicyclists and Bikes Belong met in San Diego earlier this month and agreed to recommend the three organizations merge. In a joint statement released Wednesday, the representatives proposed completing a merger by next January. The merger still has to be ratified by the boards of directors of each organization.
‘The goal is to speed progress in creating a bicycle-friendly America, where bicycling is a viable transportation- and recreation choice for everyone and more people bike more often. This proposed unification would combine the significant resources of the three groups into one effective, powerful organization with a clear, integrated structure and a single voice.’”
MercuryNews.com: Dangerous road on Amgen race route exemplifies California dysfunction
The Amgen Tour of California will feature a highly anticipated climb up Mount Diablo, but the state needs to put some money into improving the quality of the roads before the California destination will shine.
“If state park officials and residents of some of the Bay Area’s wealthiest homes don’t stop their stonewalling and reach a compromise on long-overdue repairs to a small stretch of privately owned road, this exciting event might turn out to be another embarrassing showcase of dysfunctional California government.”
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