Monday, December 19, 2011
In search of BikeWalkLee representative for Fort Myers Beach
Do you live in Fort Myers Beach,or know someone who does, who is passionate about biking and walking and wants to help make improvements in your community? Then maybe you would be interested in being BikeWalkLee's representative in Fort Myers Beach. Please contact Darla at firstname.lastname@example.org if you might be interested.
BikeWalkLee has been involved in advocacy on a countywide basis, participating in all the Lee County MPO meetings and committees, and in the Board of County Commission committees and hearings. The MPO is a countywide transportation planning body and includes representatives from each of the local jurisdictions. The BoCC and county government covers the unincorporated portions of Lee County. While the majority of transportation decisions that affect bike/ped/transit facilities and complete streets policies are made in these two bodies, the local jurisdictions (Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, and Sanibel) also make bike/ped decisions on their local roads as well as influence decisions on county maintained roads.
In February 2011, BikeWalkLee announced its representatives/reporters in each of these jurisdictions. These individuals serve as our “point persons” who lead the local advocacy efforts and keep the BWL network informed about what’s happening in their jurisdiction. Great things are happening in the local jurisdictions and our local representatives are in the thick of things. Become part of a winning team!