Do you support the Transportation Master Plan’s goal of increasing the mode share of bicycles from 10% to 30% by 2035 to achieve the community’s environmental and livability goals? If so, what concrete steps do you propose to achieve this and how do you anticipate doing that while maintaining safety for cyclists and motorists alike?
The City’s measures to protect pollinators – stopping the use of neonicotinoids, urging others to do that, and sponsoring education programs and celebrations of pollinators in collaboration with nonprofit organizations and CU – all need to be continued. By encouraging the efforts of organic landscaping and lawn care companies and providing incentives for additional companies to follow their lead, the city could make another great leap in protecting pollinators. Also, by advancing the use of native species of wildflowers and grasses throughout the city, as OSMP and the Native Plant Society have been doing, hundreds of native pollinators will regain habitat. All city properties and new developments should be demonstration landscapes with pollinator-friendly plantings and practices.