A couple weeks ago I made an announcement to Colleagues in the Student Government Association about efforts to change our campus community. This announcement was the beginning of a conversation with the student body about the issues that matter, issues that impact students every day. It was on that first day I reminded my colleagues something simple yet important: We Are Limitless. We Are Limitless is a conversation about how together as a student body we are strong enough to change our campus, city, state, country, and world. I believe in the ability of our student body to change things, to create positive change and am encouraged by what I see every day. It wasn’t long ago that I learned that it is important to have a healthy disregard for the impossible.
The first part of this conversation is about transportation. Today, we live in a city that is neither bicycle nor skateboard friendly. Our city has incredibly limiting skateboarding ordinances and lacks the necessary bicycle lanes to support the growing cycling community. Cyclists seem forgotten, like the stepchild of motorists. What we all need to remember is that roads were not designed for just cars. We must educate each other to share the roads. We are all looking to get from point A to point B and do it safely. From this, along with members of the community I have established a Cycling Safety Committee where we are looking for ways to educate students at the College to ride their bicycles safely.
I’d like to thank you for taking the time to read this and hope you check back for further information as our conversation continues.
Ross Kressel, President of the Student Body