Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Bicycle Pedestrian Workshop Tonight

If you want to see more these:

Or some of these:

Maybe even more:

You need to attend These:

From Elizabeth de Jesus at First Coast MPO:
"The First Coast MPO is sponsoring a Bicycle and Pedestrian public workshop on Tuesday September 16, 7 p.m. at the Wyndham Riverwalk Jacksonville. This effort is a project of the Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee in partnership with the North Florida Bicycle Club. We need your participation!

Bicycle and pedestrian issues have come to the forefront due to the public seeking travel alternatives with increased gas prices. There have also been a number of recent tragic accidents involving cyclists. We need to work with this segment of the public to ensure there is cooperation and coordination in planning for these transportation needs. More importantly, we must ensure motorists are aware of fellow travelers and share the road safely.

The workshop will include a brief overview of current planning efforts and focus on the development of a new safety campaign targeting motorists. An invitation flyer is attached.

Thank you in advance for your assistance and participation in this important effort

"Just a little note to let you know that we change to a bigger room for tonight's meeting. We will be meeting at the Port Room. Please make a note of the change."


Shek said...

I'll make it. Heck, I may even drive! This is a good cause especially that I am putting my car up for sale!

Bike Jax said...

Awesome Shek. Looking forward to finally meeting in person.

Anonymous said...

This is such a great thing! If I were remotely close to home right now, I would definitely attend this event. Face to face representation is best. Can someone take some pictures? Maybe some video of it would not be a bad idea, if anyone has a camera for that. I'll be watching for updates! :)


Anonymous said...

....well, my comment above is GREAT if I didn't always miscalculate the time differential between the U.S. and Thailand. LOL!

How did the event go?

Shek said...

they want to make more trails and greenways. Not much consideration for commuters. Apparently, if you want to bike on a newly built trail, you will have to drive to it!!! GM and Ford should start making bicycles because they seem to go hand in hand with cars!!!

Anonymous said...

So recreational purposes seemed to dominate, huh? *sigh* People need to wake up to the needs of commuters outside of hearing the aftermath of crash/accident accounts in the news.


Shek said...

commuters do not buy the $3000 road bike or that state-of-the-art mountain bike. Why listen to them? Where is the money in that?