I have become really good on this blog of complaining about Pomona but in the end not effecting any change. It's one of the many reasons I rarely blog anymore. But I am seriously tempted to guerilla-paint a bikepath, however in an effort to avoid jailtime I will blog about it instead. How hard can it be to get a can of paint and do bikepaths along Palomares from the 10 down to where Palomares dead ends in Southeast Pomona, and another path up on Orange Grove north of the 10 to Arrow, and then along Arrow Highway in both directions (and thus connecting it to the Claremont bike paths? I'm sure someone from the north, east, south and west part of town would have additional suggestions that are simple and very doable. Like next week. Even bicycle-boulevarding these 3 streets in POmona would at least hook up Lincoln Park and South Central Pomona to downtown, and Lincoln Park to North Pomona, LaVerne and Claremont. And all of this is good for Pomona business, by the way. On a recent ride, we got pizza at Valentino's as a reward on our way home.
I've come to the conclusion that bikepaths in Pomona may never happen. If they were going to, it would have happened while Darryl Grigsby was here, but it didn't and now he is gone. I am sure there's a meeting scheduled somewhere soon in Pomona to talk about the bike paths, but meetings and talking don't do any good when you and your Pomona kid are looking for the best bike path to ride around, about or out of town. It's gotten to the point where we ride the treacherous streets of Pomona to Claremont in order to ride on a bike path in Claremont. What is ironic is how many more bike riders I see on the streets of Pomona than in Claremont, yet no bike paths in sight. Like I always say, it's the cheap fixes where Pomona fails, and fails miserably.
This Saturday morning, being the first of the month, is the monthly Ride Around Pomona event. If you are interested in safely riding around Pomona for a day, check it out:
If you are not into the group dynamics, you can also ride your bike solo to the Pomona Heritage Restoration Workshop at Trinity Church at 676 N. Gibbs beginning also this Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 9 a.m. and running throughout the day. It's free!