Last spring, Gloucester City Council members unanimously passed a city bicycle ordinance that helped institutionalize some of the visible changes in our community. The cornerstone of the ordinance was the creation of bike lanes throughout downtown Gloucester. Additionally, with the help of Steve Winslow from the City's Development Department, new signs were created and installed for a bike route around Cape Ann, & through tricky downtown areas.
Tonight at 7 pm, City Councilors will vote on making the ordinance permanent. There will be questions about cost and maintenance, enforcement and scarcity, but it is clear: Gloucester benefits when there is visible support and infrastructure for the cycling community.
If you have any thoughts about the ordinance or support cycling in Gloucester, please contact your city councilors and the Mayor. Thanks!