Friday, May 27, 2011
City of Fort Myers considers complete streets resolution
Great news! Following in the footsteps of the Lee Board of County Commissioners, (who adopted a Complete Streets Resolution in November 2009 & is now implementing its Nov. 2010 complete streets action plan), the City of Fort Myers is beginning consideration of a complete streets resolution.
As a first step in the process, the Fort Myers Planning Board holds a public hearing on its complete streets resolution at its June 1st meeting. The opening statement reads: "Fort Myers seeks to become a more livable and lively city, a healthy, economically robust community with system-wide choices of safe, convenient access to roadways and trails for all users with a more balanced, human scale environment, where a complete streets program is employed." "To reach this goal of a walkable and bikeable community, the City is proposing a resolution to initiate the process of developing guidelines, processes, and procedures for the implementation of the Complete Streets Program."
The resolution is now posted on BikeWalkLee's website. Click here to read this excellent resolution. If you have any questions, contact Nicole DeVaughn, Planning Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plan to attend the June 1st meeting at 1 p.m. in the City Council Chambers (2200 Second Street), or send a letter of support to email@example.com. BikeWalkLee will be attending and sending a letter of support. Citizen support will be needed as this resolution makes its way through the city processes and to the City Council for action later this summer.