On July 18th, BikeWalkLee Steering Group sent the following letter with our questionnaire attached. Click on the highlighted places below to access the questionnaire. We'll post the responses we get as they come in.
Dear Candidate for Lee County Commission:
BikeWalkLee is a community coalition raising public awareness and advocating for complete streets in Lee County. We define complete streets as those that are designed, built, operated and maintained for safe and convenient travel for all users: pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit riders of all ages and abilities. We have partnered with 30 stakeholder organizations in the community that want to improve the quality of life and mobility in Lee County. Our partners include Florida Gulf Coast University, health care organizations, safety prevention groups, AARP of Florida, citizen and community groups, environmental organizations, planners, smart growth committees and coalitions, bike clubs and bike shops.
Over the past two years, both the Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) and the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) have demonstrated leadership and taken the initial policy steps needed to make our streets safer and more accessible to all users. The next few years will determine whether these initial steps will result in changes on the ground for Lee County residents.
It is important to BikeWalkLee to elect county commissioners who support our values and vision; therefore, we are asking all candidates for Lee County Commission to respond to the attached questionnaire. We plan to post your responses on our website and blog and share with our network of 1,000 advocates and supporters. Please submit your responses electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about our coalition, please visit our website: www.bikewalklee.org, and our blog: http://bikewalklee.blogspot.com/. If you have any questions about the organization or the questionnaire, please feel free to contact me at the above email address.
On behalf of the Steering Group
Attachment: BikeWalkLee Questionnaire for BoCC Candidates
Click below to link to the responses received from candidates: