Soglin cancels year's 2nd Ride the Drive, says other changes in store for biking event
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Soglin, in an interview Wednesday, said he wanted to change the route for Sunday's event because it cut off many local businesses, especially on the State Street and the southeast side of Capitol Square, but decided to leave it because plans were too far along.
As for the second event later this year, Soglin said, "There won't be one."
Um, it cut them off to cars but not to bikes. From what I've read in the past, businesses did great during this event. He says later that next year they'll have the second one "go through neighborhoods"
FIrst off, what neighborhoods and will any businesses benefit. Second, I would be curious what neighborhoods would want this. Is it side streets or are we talking Willy street or something. I thought the whole point was to ride down a street that was crammed with traffic. There was something kind of cool about that. As an avid cyclist, I kind of find this a shitty move. I know it was inconvenient for car travelers, but think it was a great event as it was.