Phil Riggan 
Member since Jun 21, 2011

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Re: “Competitor for Bike Trail Money Colludes with Doge Meme

Excellent and speedy reporting, thank you!

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Posted by Phil Riggan on 05/16/2014 at 6:03 PM

Re: “The People's Pets

Great reporting and storytelling, thank you for this article Ned. I appreciate the effort it must have taken to dig through all of the old newspapers. I miss that newspapers once had the duty of being the "newspaper of record."

As for squirrels, I didn't know that they were this treasured and exotic in an urban environment. I don't value them in the least.

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Posted by Phil Riggan on 04/29/2014 at 9:43 PM

Re: “A Tiny Urban Oasis: Parklets May Be Coming to Richmond

I approve and will volunteer to help with any of these. More green, less paved space.

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Posted by Phil Riggan on 08/07/2013 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Post Ralph White, James River Park System Still Seeks Leader

As someone who has volunteered with Nathan Burrell and Ralph White for years, been a member of several volunteer river groups and has also covered them as a journalist, I fully support Burrell to replace White. I think replacing Burrell's position as trails manager is almost as important as replacing White position and keeping as many of the JRPS workers as possible is the best way to help keep the JRPS well-maintained.

Posted by Phil Riggan on 04/15/2013 at 3:36 PM

Re: “Sequestergeddon

1) Phil Riggan
2) Any time my name is associated with James River Park, I doing something right.
3) Does sequestration = rapture? Unclear

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Posted by Phil Riggan on 02/28/2013 at 5:04 PM

Re: “Hit, Run and Learn

I communicate often with all three of these excellent cycling advocates, and much of my opinion is in line with their thinking. I would like to see the Richmond Region get on board with supporting safer or improved routes at bottlenecks like this one. To get around CCV/UR heading east-west in Tuckahoe, a cyclist has to either go through the UR campus, up River Road or Patterson Avenue. Only the path through UR is somewhat safe, but it not promoted or explicitly encouraged. Patterson is a freeway with no shoulders, River Road is particularly narrow and obviously daunting for some to be safe. We need to make an official alternative route, even if it is just signage and educating people.

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Posted by Phil Riggan on 02/15/2013 at 2:28 PM

Re: “Gearing Up

Great reporting Ned and the quotes from Jakob Helmboldt at the end of the article sum up my feelings about cycling perfectly. - “I think Lanie helped remind people that a lot of cyclists are simply normal people wanting to use a bike as a healthy, low-cost, nonpolluting form of efficient transportation.”

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Posted by Phil Riggan on 02/12/2013 at 10:31 AM

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