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April 12/08 8:58 am - Edmonton's Indoor Bicycle Track Approaches Approval


Posted by Editor on 04/12/08
 

Edmonton's Indoor Bicycle Track Approaches Approval
Courtesy Alan Schietzsch

This Wednesday, City Council will decide to approve or reject the replacement of Edmonton's outdoor track, which was built over 30 years ago and is at the end of it's lifetime. Edmonton cyclists have worked for more than three years to design, business plan, and get approvals for a new World Class indoor year-round facility.

Council is on the verge of deciding. Please help make this a reality by showing your support to councillors.

You can send an e-mail (instructions below), or even wear a T-Shirt and show up at the council meeting! It's time to step up, outnumber the "Not In My Backyard" crowd, and show Council that cyclists deserve as much consideration as hockey, baseball, soccer and other sports.

We've done all the work, figured out the finances, and obtained all the approvals. All we have to do is get them to vote "Yes" and construction can begin!

Don't let this golden opportunity slip away forever - this is our chance and we have to seize it!

Please take action now, and you can say "I helped make this happen!"

Tell two friends, and thank you!


To All Edmonton Area Cyclists, Tri-athletes & Athletes

Presentation of New Multi Use Sports Facility & Velodrome

Three years of planning for a new indoor 250-meter velodrome and multi-use center at the current Argyll Sports Park; 68 Ave. & 88 St. will come a head in a full City Council meeting Wednesday, April 16th.

Please show your support for this wonderful project by sending the following letter to all the councilors before, Wednesday, April 16th.

We also need you to show your support by attending the presentation to the full City Council on Wednesday, April 16th, wearing your T-Shirt.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2008
THE CITY OF EDMONTON COUNCIL MEETING,
City of Edmonton, Council Chambers.
9:30 AM


Please meet Steering Committee Team (Wayne, Tom, Pauline etc.) to get your T-Shirt supporting the project if you don't have one at the 2nd Floor, City Hall, beside Council Chambers entrance at Wednesday, April 16, 9:00 AM.

BRING EVERYONE YOU CAN. WE WANT TO FILL THE ROOM WITH SUPPORTERS

Success will change the image of cycling in Edmonton forever

PLEASE E-MAIL AND ATTEND THE MEETINGS TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT


This can be sent to each councillor by:

1) Follow this link: City Councillors

2) Scroll down to bottom of page.

3) Select "Email City Councillors (Entire Group) E-mail Councillors

4) Fill in the information requested

5) Under Subject heading type (or cut & paste): "Argyll Velodrome Redevelopment Proposal"

6) Under comments cut and paste the following letter (please remember to fill your name in at the bottom of the letter):

VIA E-MAIL

April 10, 2008

THE CITY OF EDMONTON

Dear Councillors:

I am writing in support of the Community Services Department request for approval for the redevelopment of the Argyll Velodrome at the existing Argyll Park location.

The proposed multi-use facility together with the fitness and wellness centre, the walking track and the cycling track encourage recreational opportunities for residents of the neighboring communities as well as the City of Edmonton at large and becomes a focal point for the existing user groups in the park. The central location for the city wide cycling component will continue the growth of the existing school, youth, teen, young adult and masters cycling programs.

The legacy of the existing facility shall be sustained and now provide an opportunity to present Edmonton on the world stage.

I fully support this project.

Sincerely,

 


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