Thursday, March 21, 2013

BikeWalkLee Column:Cape Coral Bike Ped: A practical path to get real results

 BikeWalkLee's column this week highlights the new Cape Coral Bike Ped organization, a BWL supporter organization, working to develop a system of connected bike/ped routes throughout Cape Coral.
BikeWalkLee's Column in News-Press "Go Coastal" section, March 21, 2013
The big news on the Cape Coral bicycle and pedestrian scene is the formation of Cape Coral Bike Ped (CCBP), announced in January. Its mission is to develop a system of interconnecting bike and pedestrian routes throughout Cape Coral for everyone to enjoy.
This partnership with the city of Cape Coral aims to make a difference in the way the city improves and builds bike lanes, paths and sidewalks. It is a long-term commitment because achieving the group’s goals will require ongoing support from a variety of interests. CCBP volunteers met monthly for more than a year, and hundreds of hours and a substantial amount of in-kind contributions helped to launch this effort.

The CCBP strategy is:
• To identify phased improvement and routes to create a citywide bike/ped network.
• To mark the routes with standardized signage and pavement markings.
• To improve critical areas where potential problems may exist.
• To publicize the routes through a website and elsewhere.

To learn about upcoming CCBP events, see current bike infrastructure/routes and explore how businesses and individuals can support this effort, go to It shares common goals with BikeWalkLee and the Metropolitan Planning Organization, including making Lee County one of the safest (instead of one of the most dangerous) places in Florida for bicyclists and pedestrians. 
Sidewalks on Savona: Safer route to school
New sidewalks on both sides of Savona Parkway between Chiquita Boulevard and Agualinda Boulevard will be completed by mid-May. This is very good news since the entrance to Gulf Middle School is just one block north of the mid-point of the new sidewalks. Until now, students and others walking here had to be in the median or along the roadway and were at risk. A city crew from Public Works is doing the job using federal grant funds from the “Safe Routes to School” program totaling $245,074.

Improved crosswalk signals on the way

1 comment:

  1. great job, Cape Coral. Now can you help connect us in North Fort Myers? Thanks


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