Parker News in a Hurry - June 20

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'Bike to Work Day' approaching

Step out of the car and onto a bicycle for Bike to Work Day June 26.

Fuel up at the Town of Parker breakfast station on the Cherry Creek Trail under the E-470 overpass from 6:30 to 9 a.m. Riding commuters will enjoy breakfast and giveaways from local sponsors. The first 200 riders to stop at the station will also receive an official Bike to Work Day T-shirt. Bike technicians will be available to aid the biking commuters, and restrooms will be provided.

On the fourth Wednesday in June each year, the Town of Parker and the Denver Regional Council of Governments invite you to join 25,000 commuters to participate in Bike to Work Day. The awareness event is organized by the council in partnership with a large and enthusiastic group of community partners.

Visit www.parkeronline.org/biketowork for a map to the breakfast station. Riders are also encouraged to find more event information and to register for Bike to Work Day at the official site, www.biketowork2013.org.

Fire restrictions put in place

Parker Fire Warden Lt. Doreen Jokerst with the Town of Parker’s Emergency Management Office has ordered Stage 1 fire restrictions.  Ordinance 5.74, restricting open fires, open burning and the use of fireworks in the Town of Parker, will be enforced until further notice.

Violators may be ticketed and fined up to $499 for each separate offense.

Allowable activities are: fires within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves, fireplaces within buildings, charcoal grill fires within developed residential or commercial areas and fires in wood-burning stoves within buildings only; fire suppression or fire department training fires; professional fireworks displays; small recreational fires at developed picnic or campground sites contained in fixed permanent metal/steel fire pits (rock fire rings are considered temporary and not permanent) with flame lengths not in excess of four feet; and the residential use of charcoal grills, tiki torches, fires in chimineas or other portable fireplaces or patio fire pits.

Meetings to guide transportation

The Town of Parker is seeking public input as it develops its first transportation master plan with the assistance of transportation consultant Fehr & Peers.

The town wants advice on how to accommodate and prioritize different modes of travel on different types of Parker streets during an upcoming community open house at 5:30 p.m. June 27 at town hall.

A master plan will serve as a policy document that provides guidance for public officials and staff on future transportation decisions, development and capital projects. The TMP will support town council in achieving goals and objectives for Parker to be a destination community by ensuring it has a comprehensive and integrated transportation system that continues to serve the multi-modal needs of residents, businesses and visitors. The master plan process will run through October.

For more information, visit the project website at www.parkertransportationplan.org or contact Mary Munekata at mmunekata@parkeronline.org or 303-841-2332.

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