Sunday, March 21, 2010

Lee MPO takes action on 3/19 in support of new USDOT bike/ped policy statement

At Friday’s Lee County Metropolitan Organization (MPO) meeting, the Board, made up of elected officials from every municipality in Lee County, embraced USDOT’s new bold policy statement on bicycle and pedestrian accommodation by a unanimous motion in support of the policy statement, and encouraged the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to also support this policy statement.

BikeWalkLee is gratified by the continued leadership and commitment demonstrated by the MPO led by Chairman Judah to complete Lee County’s streets and to integrate the needs of pedestrians and bicyclists in road projects. Not only is the Lee MPO leading the county’s efforts, its quick endorsement of this policy statement puts Lee County in the forefront of communities around the country who recognize the significance of this bold action by the Secretary of Transportation. In fact, Lee County may be the first place in the country to have officially endorsed the new policy.

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