Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Bicycle Safety Action Plan Meeting NOV 29, 8:30am-4:30pm

SWFBUD is proud to have prompted Hillsborough County and Tampa to initiate a bicycle safety action plan and the first meeting is set for NOV 29 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at the Florida District 7 DOT office on McKinley Avenue, just south of Fowler Ave. and the USF campus.

I realize the meeting is during the day when most people are working but please try and attend to tell local engineers, planners etc. what needs to be done to help bicyclists on the roads and increase public awareness.

I have heard from dozens of bicyclists about the problems around here and now it's your turn to tell people face-to-face what needs to be done.

In a few weeks, there will be also be an evening meeting scheduled as well.

Beth Alden of the MPO tells me that if you attend the Nov 29 meeting to RSVP by Nov 24 (the day before Thanksgiving) to Gena Torres at or 813-273-3774 x. 357? Seating is limited at this workshop, the primary audience for which is technical staff.

Beth says the MPO is working on getting a larger facility for a meeting with the general public as soon as possible -- possibly in January.

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