Thursday, October 13, 2011

Urban Land Institute (ULI) of SWFL 2011 Sustainability Awards recognize Lee County’s complete streets effort and the MPO bike/ped master plan

On October 7th, the ULI of SWFL, which covers the six counties of SW FL, presented its two annual Sustainability Awards to Lee County recipients:

• Tessa LeSage, Lee County’s Sustainability Programs Manager, won the Trailblazer Award for her complete streets implementation work, particularly the development of the Complete Streets Interdepartmental Performance Team and its collaborative decision-making process.

• The Impact Award went to the Lee County Board of Commissioners and the Lee MPO for the Lee County Bicycle and Pedestrian Initiative. The award highlighted both the complete streets and accommodation policies adopted by both organizations, and the MPO development of its first ever comprehensive bicycle pedestrian master plan.

At Tuesday’s BoCC meeting, the commissioners spoke about the ULI awards and recognized Tessa LaSage, as well as the team working on complete streets and the MPO’s bike/ped plan.

BikeWalkLee congratulates the winners of both awards and is proud to have played a part in both of the initiatives receiving region-wide recognition.

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