Saturday, January 2, 2016

News-Press Christmas "thank you" editorial includes bike/ped safety and complete streets efforts

Thanks to News-Press for their inclusion of the work by BikeWalkLee and many others to promote complete streets and bike/ped safety, as part of their "thank you" editorial.  We are so grateful for the News-Press' in-depth coverage of bike safety issues over the past two years and look forward to their continued coverage of the broad community efforts to make SWFL a bike/ped-friendly community.

News-Press editorial: Merry Christmas from us to you, Dec. 25, 2015

Although the weather seems to have missed the memo that this is the holiday season and temperatures shouldn’t be July like, The News-Press Media Group and all of its employees wish residents of Southwest Florida a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

As anxious children rush from their rooms today to open presents and dolls, trucks, bicycles, computer games, and new IPhones reveal themselves to the joy of smiles, as churches fill to hear a meaningful Christmas message and as families gather to share memories of Christmases past and look forward to what 2016 may bring, we all give thanks for what 2015 gave us, like:

The thousands of volunteers that make a difference every day in our community.
The tremendous work done by United Way as it eagerly approaches its goal of $9.2 million that will help so many member agencies and those in need.

The efforts of those who work each day to promote safety for those who walk and cycle on our community streets. The efforts of BikeWalkLee to bring knowledge and awareness to the importance of safe roads, and the commitment of The News-Press, its past efforts and our future work, to promote the importance of Smart streets.

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