Support the Velodrome Upgrades and Maintenance

May 10, 2017
We, the undersigned, support the maintenance and upgrade of a velodrome bicycle track in our community. We recognize the benefits of providing this type of sports facility in our community and believe that the city and state should provide funding for a facility and also contribute to its redesign and ongoing maintenance.

Our mission is to re-build and maintain a velodrome in Queens that will be safe and accessible to the greater community for the purposes of competitive, educational and recreational use.

This will be a venue that is open to cyclists of all abilities and will facilitate the development of prospective youth participants and competitors. We, the undersigned are increasingly concerned, as we believe the velodrome needs to be fixed, as it's quickly dilapidating. To fully realize its potential as both a community attraction and cycling facility, we are optimistic that its development could bring in increased economic activity to Queens.

We also believe that if it is allowed to deteriorate, the opportunity for renovation may be gone forever and future generations will not benefit.

In consideration of the above, it is important that the community have a chance to discuss and support this proposal. Therefore, we also support opportunities for residents, advocates, and government officials to engage in dialogue to ensure continued interest in and growth of our efforts to provide a renowned outdoor facility for current and future cycling enthusiasts in New York.

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