Saturday, January 16, 2016

1000 Friends of Florida joins BikeWalkLee coalition

Join BikeWalkLee in welcoming 1000 Friends of Florida to our network of supporter organizations, now totaling 70.

A strong coalition is the strength of BikeWalkLee and the reason behind our numerous accomplishments. We have partnered across sectors with a growing number of community stakeholders that want to improve the quality of life and mobility in Lee County. Partners include education and health care organizations, safety and injury prevention groups, AARP of Florida, citizen and community groups, environmental organizations, planners, lawyers, bike clubs, bike shops, and others.

Every year BikeWalkLee's coalition of supporter organizations has grown, starting with 30 organizations in 2009, which has now grown to 70. Click here for the updated list of our supporter organizations.

Today, BikeWalkLee welcomes 1000 Friends of Florida to our coalition. 1000 Friends of Florida is the state’s leading not-for-profit smart growth advocacy organization. Its mission is to build better communities and save special places in one of the fastest growing states in the nation. They promote vibrant, sustainable, walkable, livable communities which provide residents with affordable housing choices and transportation alternatives. They work to protect natural lands that cleanse and store fresh water needed for residents, agriculture and the environment, provide refuge for wildlife, and support abundant recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike. Above all, they strive to give citizens a meaningful role in shaping the futures of their communities and state. See their website for more information and a link to their webinar offerings.

1000 Friends has championed Complete Streets in Florida, holding several webinars on the topic, including one where BikeWalkLee was a panelist. Their website also has a section with key complete streets documents, which is a resource to communities throughout the state. They are sponsoring a Feb. 12th webinar on FDOT's new Complete Streets Implementation Plan.

List of all BWL supporter organizations

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