Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Plan to Participate in BikeWalkLee's booth at the Nov. 2nd Streets Alive event

BikeWalkLee is again planning a booth with several informative, innovative, and fun activities at the Nov. 2nd Streets Alive! event in downtown Fort Myers. Plan to join in the community fun and be sure to visit us.
Have you heard the buzz about Streets Alive! in downtown Fort Myers? Lee County's second open streets event brings people to the River District for free family fun from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 2nd. Streets will be open for people to play and closed to cars and other traffic.  Activity villages offer a buffet of choices, including hula hooping, meditative walks, and healthy foods from local vendors, so you can discover ways to stay active in our community.  Dust off your bike, walking shoes, or bus pass (or carpool with a friend) and join us for the fun on Sunday, Nov. 2nd!

BikeWalkLee will have a booth with several informative, exciting, and innovative activities. You can learn about existing and planned biking and walking facilities throughout the county that will help you enjoy outdoor activities in our community.  Join the community conversation on making our neighborhoods more livable by sharing your thoughts at our Pop-Up City Hall, String Maps, and Your Story Video Project.  Check out the details on these activities here:
Last Year's popular "Pop-Up City Hall"

1. Pop-Up City Hall -- We'll have a City Hall "wall" where you can share your ideas what you want your streets to look like, the good and the bad about the county's biking and walking facilities, and your ideas for improvements. Add all your ideas for making our community great for all forms of transportation here. 
The kids esp. loved the Pop-up City Hall
2.  String Map –We want to know where you'd like to be able to go by bus, by foot, by bike.  Take a colored string and post it to the map.  Show us your desired route. Simple. Beautiful. 

3. Your Story Video Project – Ever want your concerns about Lee County transportation to be heard? Want to highlight the great aspects of biking and walking in your area? This is the project for you. Facilitators will be at the BikeWalkLee booth to help you share your experience and ideas on film. Want to share your story before the event?  Post your thoughts, videos, and pictures on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or Instagram with #BWLStreetStories (we promise you will be heard!).
Learning about new biking and walking opportunities from staff

4.  Government Corner-- MPO and other government staff will be there to respond to your questions about existing and planned bike/ped facilities. MPO staff also wants your ideas about where else new biking and walking facilities are needed, as they update the long range countywide bike/ped master plan next year.  They also want to know where you think additional biking and walking facilities are needed to support the new 90-mile Cape Coral bike route system, for the Cape's upcoming bike/ped master plan.  With much of the Cape Coral 90-mile biking route system completed (and the rest to be completed by the end of the year), the Cape Coral Bike-Ped team will also be there to help you plan your ride.
You can even compete with us at hula hooping!
Volunteer Opportunities
BikeWalkLee is looking for more volunteers to help gather stories, collect data, answer questions, and spread good news at our booth.  If you're interested, click here and tell us you are interested in volunteering for Streets Alive and we'll get back to you. Thank you!

So, plan to come to downtown Fort Myers on November 2nd for the Streets Alive fun community event...and be sure to visit the BikeWalkLee booth and participate in our innovative and fun activities.

Report by Darla Letourneau

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