Pasadena Peloton Ordinance Halted, but Council Still Seeks a Solution

[[image:city_hall.jpg::inline:1]]The Pasadena City Council agreed to not conduct a second reading of the ordinance that would have prohibited cyclists from traveling more than two abreast on Pasadena city streets.

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Published August 14, 2007 by C.I.C.L.E.

Pasadena, CA — It took three rounds of meetings with the Pasadena City Council, but all of the letters, speeches, and other support from the community really paid off. The Pasadena City Council agreed to not conduct a second reading of the ordinance that would have prohibited cyclists from traveling more than two abreast on Pasadena city streets.

This decision came with a continued commitment from the City Council to work towards a comprehensive and fair solution, one that incorporates the interests of all of the user groups that choose to recreate on the streets surrounding the Rose Bowl—bicyclists, walkers, joggers, etc.

Council member Margaret McAustin, expressed that she was particularly impressed and encouraged by the letters she had received from concerned peloton cyclists. She felt the letters were solution oriented, and communicated a sincere desire to work with the City towards an effective resolution.

Over the next six months, the Council plans to work with representatives from not just the cyclist community, but also with representatives from the other user groups that utilize the streets surrounding the Rose Bowl. The Council’s goal is to find an equitable and comprehensive plan that addresses the concerns expressed by the various user groups. If, during this six month period, the Council cannot agree upon a proposed plan of action, they may reconsider the ordinance at that time.

While this is definitely an occasion to celebrate, bicyclists should remain attentive and continue to work with the City Council towards a fair and effective solution.