What’s a Velodrome?
It’s an indoor cyclist training center. Cycling is super big around here. You know, Lance Armstrong and all. Turns out some folks want to make Austin the center of the cycling universe and lure the olympic training camp here and built a state of the art facility and dormitories and musuem in Austin. This is great, I love to see Austin receive more exciting and unique things to our city. Especially when it shoes we’re not as lazy and fat as the rest of Texas.
What I immediately noticed in the Statesman was the ‘rendering’ that showed this beautiful facility right on the banks of Town Lake. Really? Can’t you bike inside up near the J.J. Pickle campus in North Austin? I can’t imagine I would support building such a huge facility right on parklands along Town Lake. Especially as urban density increases and we’re losing a.) park space and b.) living space down here.
I’m not the urban planner expert and everytime I post something on this y’all all have a better impression that me. So get to it. Why is this a good or bad idea? I say bad bad bad.