From: Jim Bird
To: Ronda Menlove, David Lifferth, Jack Draxler, Edward Redd, Curt Webb, Jacob Anderegg, Ryan Wilcox, Gage Froerer, Jeremy Peterson, Dixon Pitcher, Brad Dee, Richard Greenwood, Paul Ray, Curtis Oda, Brad Wilson, Steve Handy, Stewart Barlow, Roger Barrus, Jim Nielson, Becky Edwards, Doug Sagers, Susan Duckworth, Jennifer M. Seelig, Rebecca Houck, Joel Briscoe, Angela Romero, Mike Kennedy, Brian King, Lee Perry, Janice Fisher, Larry Wiley, LaVar Christensen, Craig Hall, Johnny Anderson, Mark A. Wheatley, Patrice Arent, Carol Moss, Eric Hutchings, Jim Dunnigan, Lynn Hemingway, Daniel McCay, Jim Bird, Earl Tanner, Tim Cosgrove, Steve Eliason, Marie Poulson, Ken Ivory, Keven John Stratton, Robert Spendlove, Richard Cunningham, Greg Hughes, John Knotwell, Melvin Brown, Kraig Powell, John G. Mathis, Kay Christofferson, Brian Greene, Jon Cox, Val Peterson, Dana Layton, Keith Grover, Jon Stanard, Dean Sanpei, Rebecca Lockhart, Francis Gibson, Michael Mckell, Marc Roberts, Merrill Nelson, Jerry Anderson, Kay Mciff, Brad Last, John Westwood, mnoel, Lowry Snow, Don Ipson,
Subject: Please vote YES on SB 249 - Ogden Canyon
Date: Wed Mar 12 20:04:24 MDT 2014

I am writing to request that you vote in favor of SB 249.  Presently, there is no access between Ogden Valley and Ogden City except by motorized vehicles. In fact, the State has posted signs in Ogden Canyon that say (see attached photo);








I believe this is the only canyon in our State that has such signs posted. Most have signs that read, “SHARE THE ROAD”. Because the State believes it is too dangerous for cyclists and pedestrians to use the Ogden Canyon, it should provide an alternative method. A trail certainly would provide a much safer route for cyclists and pedestrians through the canyon.


Additionally, this bill supports our State’s attempt at providing alternative modes of transportation to reduce the current high levels of pollution caused by gas-powered vehicles. Alternative transportation is clearly needed to connect Ogden Valley. Please voteYes on SB 249.


Thank you for your careful consideration.




James A. Bird

1052 Meadowlark Lane

Huntsville, Utah 84317