BikeWalkLee has been involved in advocacy on a countywide basis, participating in all the Lee County MPO meetings and committees, and in the Board of County Commission committees and hearings. While the majority of transportation decisions that affect bike/ped/transit facilities and complete streets policies are made in these two bodies, the local jurisdictions (Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, and Sanibel) also make bike/ped decisions on their local roads as well as influence decisions on county maintained roads.
Beginning in 2011, BikeWalkLee designated local representatives in each jurisdiction. Click here to the updated list and bios of our local representatives. These individuals serve as our “point persons” who lead the local advocacy efforts and keep the BWL network informed about what’s happening in their jurisdiction. Great things are happening in the local jurisdictions and our local representatives are in the thick of things.
We're pleased to announce that Bruce Butcher is the new BWL representative for Fort Myers Beach. Bruce chairs the Town's Safety Committee that has been working for over a year to address pedestrian and bicycle safety on the Beach.
Here's the full list of our representatives:
Bonita Springs: Sarah Baker
Cape Coral: Steve Chupack
Fort Myers: Ann Pierce
Fort Myers Beach: Bruce Butcher
Sanibel: Tom Sharbaugh
FGCU: Dr. Margaret Banyan
Click here for bios and contact information on our local reps.
So, if you live in one of these jurisdictions and want to get involved or have questions, contact our representative for that area.