Announcing a new Meetup for Bay Area Cycling!
What: Special Marin County Open Space Workshop w/board of supervisors
When: November 3,[masked]:30 PM
Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)
Posting this for Micky
Hi, All You MTBer's who love to ride Mt. Tam-
'Hope you're enjoying this great riding weather before we lose
This is a great opportunity for mountain bikers to have a voice:
What: Special Open Space workshop before the Marin County Board
When: Tuesday, November 3rd at 1:30 pm
Where: Manzanita Room, Showcase Theater Exhibit Hall, Avenue of
the Flags (off Civic Center Drive), San Rafael
For directions (scroll to bottom) [url=http://www.co.marin.ca.us/depts/CU/Main/cc_directions.cfm
The theme of the workshop will be addressing trail conflict.
The agenda will consist of a review of Open Space Districts
trail system, trail policies,[masked] trail-related work plan,
and current trail issues.
It is extremely important that mountain bikers have good
representation at this meeting. It will be important to be well
spoken and present some new ideas to address the lack of trail
opportunities for the mountain bikers on Open Space.
For more info, contact www.access4bikes.com or[masked]-
-An overview of trail systems in the county
-Current trail policies
-Review of the 09-10 work plan
-Over of trail issues
-How to expand trail opportunities for all users
The board will be discussing approaches to reduce user conflict
on the trails. Your attendance is needed and it is your chance
to be heard.
If you go...
less is more at meetings like this
"I really enjoy the trails on Open Space lands that are open to
bikes, thank you!"
"I support the three E's concept, Education, Enforcement and
Here are some other good tips:
ASSUME GOOD INTENT
All parties are here to satisfy their own interests in the
context of collective acceptance
To other points of view
To all representatives
Focus on each speaker rather than prepare your response
Speak briefly and with precision
Everyone participates (no sandbagging)
Disagree on substance, or process, without being disagreeable
No personal attacks
Conduct yourself professionally and courteously;
Operate in good faith;
Do not represent the views of other parties;
Look for ways to address not only your own interests but those
others as well.
Be explicit and factual?ask for clarification if confused
Let expertise fuel, not constrain, creativity (?beginner?s mind?
Thanks and hope to see you there!
Learn more here:http://bike.meetup.com/253/calendar/11759237/