Wednesday, February 20, 2013

BikeWalkLee's local representatives, including new Fort Myers Beach rep

BikeWalkLee welcomes its new representative for Fort Myers Beach, Bruce Butcher, who's chair of the Town's Safety Committee.  Thanks to all six of BWL's local reps for keeping our network informed and involved in what's happening around the county.

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. 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.

Beginning in 2011, BikeWalkLee designated local representatives in each jurisdiction. Click here to the updated list and bios of our local representatives. 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.

We're pleased to announce that Bruce Butcher is the new BWL representative for Fort Myers Beach.  Bruce chairs the Town's Safety Committee that has been working for over a year to address pedestrian and bicycle safety on the Beach.

Here's the full list of our representatives:
 Bonita Springs:       Sarah Baker
 Cape Coral:            Steve Chupack
 Fort Myers:            Ann Pierce
 Fort Myers Beach: Bruce Butcher
 Sanibel:                 Tom Sharbaugh
 FGCU:                   Dr. Margaret Banyan

Click here for bios and contact information on our local reps.

So, if you live in one of these jurisdictions and want to get involved or have questions, contact our representative for that area.

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