Help Shape Gainesville’s Bike and Pedestrian Future

Posted by Trish Riley, April 17, 2009

Do you think bikes should share the roadway and rules with cars, trucks and buses? Or would it be nice if our town had pathways for bikes, pedestrians and scooters that kept them out of harm’s way of cars? There were 119 bike fatalities in Florida in 2007 – most in the nation as it has been many years in recent history. Is it realistic to count on drivers to do a better job of watching out for bikes?

Would you like to lend your ideas to the regional planners who will determine how our regional roads, bikes, pedestrians and mass transit should be developed? Here’s your chance. Gainesville Regional Utilities is hosting an open forum with the Gainesville City Commission, Alachua County Commission and YOU to discuss long range transportation plans for our area.

Join the discussion: 5 – 8 p.m., Thursday, April 23; GRU, 301 SE 4 Ave.

I can’t make this meeting, but I hope that some of our Green Drinks friends will attend and propose the great idea of creating a “Ciclovia” on 2nd Avenue that was suggested at our last meeting!

To learn more about the current plans for 2035: http://www.livabletransportation.org/

Thanks, Whitney!

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