In the summer of 2017, when the park was still in the midst of a winter-shortened spring, a team of park visitors decided to spend the day in a park they knew well: The park was home to a large collection of dinosaur fossils, including a Tyrannosaurus rex that was found in the park’s ancient lake.
They spent the day walking around and taking pictures of these fossils, but they didn’t see a bike lane.
When the park reopened in late January, they found a bike path along a trail that had been created around the site of the fossils.
“The park is just full of these beautiful and iconic structures that are so well preserved,” said Jennifer McBride, one of the park park visitors.
“It just felt like this was the perfect place to bring it back.”
“It’s been a few years since I’ve seen the bike lanes,” said the park ranger, who is not named.
“We didn’t know how they were going to work.”
The ranger said that when they began to think about what to do with the bike lane, they decided to leave the existing bike path in place.
The park is still trying to figure out how to make it work.
The trail that was left behind is still there, but it’s not on a trail, and it’s currently blocked by a tree.
“Our ranger has been on the trail for a while, and she was like, ‘There’s no reason for that tree to be there.’
So we removed it,” the ranger said.
The ranger says they’re still working on how to create a bike parking structure for the park visitors to use.
“Right now we’re going through a lot of the details with the city,” the park manager said.
“There’s a lot more that needs to be done, and we don’t have all the details yet.”
While the ranger was at work, the park staff found a couple of small sculptures that were just hanging out of the tree.
One of the sculptures was a dinosaur, and the park decided to make a sign to display it in the middle of the trail.
The sculpture had to be removed.
A few days later, a volunteer showed the ranger a sign for a bike park in the area.
“So that was really neat,” the volunteer said.
However, the ranger still doesn’t know if it will be enough.
“You know, we’ve had a couple ideas, and then a few other people have really come up with ideas, so we’re still figuring it out,” the Ranger said.
So the ranger and his team are planning on building a new bike park.
They’ve already hired a new architect and they’ve already begun the design process.
“But it’s really not a complete solution,” McBride said.
When it comes to making the bike park work, it’s still a long, difficult process.
The bike park will have to be constructed in several phases, and that means that the park needs to hire a contractor to do the final work.
“A lot of this stuff is just going to be a bit of a long process,” the parks ranger said, “so we’re trying to get that completed as soon as possible.”
The parks staff is currently planning to hire someone to do a detailed design review, which could take several months.
“That will take a couple weeks, but we’re hoping to have that completed in the next couple of weeks,” the city manager said, adding that he expects to start working on the bike plan as soon he can.
The plan that the city is working on to create the bike path is a big step forward, but McBride believes that the bike road will be too long for the group of people that are going to ride it.
“I think the city should have a bike road at least six or seven miles long,” McBRIDGE said.
She added that they will be working with the park to see if they can build a shorter version of the bikeway.
The parks manager said that the current bike path does not allow cyclists to ride along the entire length of the road, which is a safety issue.
The City of Piedmont will be providing additional bike lanes along the trail to the park as soon they are completed.
“As soon as we have the bikeways up, we will continue to work with the parks to create an option for cyclists to use the trail,” the Parks Manager said.