Sahuarita’s Mayor arrived by bicycle to the ribbon-cutting ceremony for new bike lanes on La Canada Drive. OK, it was a ceremony for the whole road, but cyclists made the event better, as they always do. And as Communications Coordinator for the Town, I made sure that cyclists were part of the celebration. Cyclists from the Santa Cruz Valley Bicycle Advocacy Committee escorted the Mayor from her home to the ceremony using the new lanes.
A strong tailwind propelled them north to the corner of La Canada and Sahuarita Road where the high school jazz band played among the creosote bushes and palo verde trees. Assorted residents, contractors, Town staff, and dignitaries enjoyed assorted fruits and savories.
About 50 people listened as the Mayor emphasized the Town’s commitment to healthy lifestyles: all new roads built here require sidewalks and bike lanes. Sahuarita has 20 miles of lanes right now, and by the end of this year, we’ll have 30 miles!
The Mayor and other Council Members cut the ribbon, and the Santa Cruz cyclists started their ceremonial ride in the bike lane, headed south into a massive headwind.
I even managed to get a local TV station to cover the road improvements with a SuperPawn commercial: KVOA.
A blustery good day at work!