Tuesday, May 31, 2011

BikeWalkLee letter of support for City of Fort Myers' Complete Street resolution

As reported in our 5/27 blog story, the City of Fort Myers is beginning consideration of a complete streets resolution. The first step in the process is a public hearing before the Fort Myers Planning Board on June 1st at 1 p.m. Below is the letter BWL sent to the board in advance of tomorrow's meeting.

May 30, 2011

Dear Planning Board Members:

BikeWalkLee is a community coalition raising public awareness and advocating for complete streets within Fort Myers and all of Lee County--streets 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 want to make known our endorsement of the City of Fort Myers’ Complete Streets Resolution which comes before you on June 1st. As an advocacy group allied with a broad array of stakeholders, we offer our full support for this resolution and its future implementation.

This resolution is a significant step forward for the city. It is comprehensive in its vision, practical in applicable detail and wholly oriented towards a healthier, safer, economically vibrant and socially sustainable future for Fort Myers. The adoption and implementation of a Complete Streets Resolution will provide the basis of a comprehensive linkage and continuity tying together the various city land use and transportation policies. Click here to continue reading the letter.

Click here to read the complete streets resolution.

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