Monthly Meeting, March 9, 2010
First Data, 11:10am to 1:05 pm.
Present: Joe Simoens, Ben Brounlow, Sarah Johnson, Pete Lieben, Chris
Wolfe, Mark Siepker, Bob Brindamour, Ananth Nagarajan
Via teleconference: Scott Redd, Kevin S, Chris S, Dave D, Steve H,
Dale R, Julie Harris
Next Meeting: Tuesday, April 13, 11am at Courtyard Marriott Hotel on S. 67th in Aksarben Village.
> Mark to set up meeting with Lisa re. UBF / Stinson Park use.
> Tammie to organize meeting of the Mayor's Ride committee.
> Next social event: May 21st at Rick's Boatyard
> Kassie (sp?) to set up meeting with Sarah, Stuart, and Kevin for Bike
> Friendly Merchants.
> Dale (and Ryan?) to craft a letter in support of Leavenworth lane diet.
> Review of mission statement and logo. Send comments and suggestions to Bob.
> Introductions - "what is Omaha Bikes to you?"
> Activate Omaha is representing in DC at the Bike Summit. They will be
> meeting with elected officials.
> Sarah is interested in helping with Bicycle Friendly Merchants and
> Stuart and Kevin will help. Stuart is planning to host a Bicycle
> Friendly Business application workshop in April at RDG.
> World Environment Day - Alternative Transit Week is May 2 - 8. Talk to
> Sarah with ideas.
> Bike Parking update: first rack is installed and the city if moving
> forward with the additional identified locations.
> Scott is making progress with the website. A graphic designer is
> needed to 'finish' the look.
> Bike Pedestrian Committee update: Still seeking a Bike Pedestrian
> Coordinator. Upcoming rides include OWL and a route along Farnam from
> Turner Park to Memorial Park.
> THOR / IMBA is installing singletrack in Adams Park on April 10. Sign
> up to help by March 19. Contact Dale.
> Urban Bike Festival: We reviewed concept paper for the event. All
> agreed to plan a smaller social event in lieu of a large event. This
> could be a handlbar happyhour event. All agreed that the festival is a
> good idea and planning should commence for a 2011 festival. Contact
> Mark if interested in meeting with Lisa to discuss opportunities at
> Stinson Park.
> Organizations priorities were discussed. Some priorities identified
> included building a coalition, establishing our voice as an advocate
> for cyclist rights, and working to connect with our target audience.
> All suggested the E-W bike route to Elmwood be routed along
> Leavenworth and NOT just along the back alley route.
> Bob will work to create 'before-and-after' videos of bicycle
> facilities currently planned.