Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Invite to BikeWalkLee advocates to attend MPO Bike/Ped Safety Action Plan Training Dec. 12th

 If you care about improving the safety for bicyclists and pedestrians in Lee County, here's your chance to learn more and become involved--attend the MPO's Dec. 12th training course.

The Lee MPO is developing a Bicycle Pedestrian Safety Action Plan to reduce bicycle and pedestrian injury and fatality crashes through a wide range of recommended activities that will be identified as part of this project.  The project was approved by the Board in the Spring and the project scope has been defined and a consultant brought on to begin the process of developing the Action Plan.  The first step in launching this effort is a stakeholder training course for staff and professionals as well as advocates and community members.

The MPO is hosting two all-day training sessions--Dec. 11th for staff and professionals and Dec. 12th for advocates and community members.  BikeWalkLee urges interested citizens and advocates in its network to attend the Dec. 12th  training session.  Please RSVP to Stephen Benson.

Below is the announcement from MPO staff:

Planning & Engineering for Bicycle & Pedestrian Facilities
Stakeholder Training

These courses are designed to target the needs of local practitioners, law enforcement officers,
and community members for the identification of effective techniques to address bicycle and
pedestrian safety issues. It is also intended to assist agencies in further enhancing existing
bicycle and pedestrian safety programs and activities, including identifying safety problems,
analyzing information, and selecting optimal solutions. This course is best suited for engineers, planners, traffic safety and enforcement professionals, public health and injury prevention professionals, and decision makers who have the responsibility of improving pedestrian and bicycle safety at the state or local level.

Both sessions will cover similar material but are geared for different audiences.  Please RSVP with which session you will be attending to Stephen Benson at


Workshop Location:
Lee County Tax Collector’s Office
3rd Floor Conference Room   2480 Thompson Street   Fort Myers, Florida 33901

These workshops are conducted as part of the Lee County MPO Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Action
Plan.  For additional information contact William Roll at

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