City of Cape Coral Press Release
Working Together to Create A Bicycle-Pedestrian Friendly Downtown--Cape Coral Community Foundation, Cape Coral Bike Ped & City of Cape Coral
The Cape Coral Community Foundation is sponsoring bike racks for the downtown area. Working in partnership with Cape Coral Bike Ped,a fund was established to make Cape Coral more bicycle and pedestrian friendly. These bike racks in the newly renovated downtown area on SE 47th Terrace will encourage cyclist to visit the downtown area and enjoy its many amenities--restaurants, Farmers Market, retail shops as well as participating in the many events in the downtown area, such as the Critical Mass Ride.
The bike racks along with the new outdoor furniture will enhance the bicycle-pedestrian ambiance of downtown.As Michael Chatman noted, “The Cape Coral Community Foundation’s mission is to foster a healthy and dynamic community where individuals are inspired to support, strengthen and enrich quality of life through generosity and civic engagement.This project is a good example of enriching quality of life and civic engagement.”
Visit the City of Cape Coral bicycle website at www.CapeCoral.net/Bicycling for interactive maps and more information on cycling in this Bicycle Friendly Community.
Special thanks go to Mike Swanson of Cape Coral Bike Ped and Mike Holm, Fort Myers Cyclery, for working together to raise these funds initially.
The check presentation will take place at the beginning of the Cape Coral City Council meeting on May 6th at 4:30pm.Mayor Joe Coviello and City Manager John Szerlag will be accepting this donation from Beth Rivera, Grants Manager and Joe Cerino, Board Member, Cape Coral Community Foundation.Please come and lend your support and thanks to those who have made this generous gift to enhance the bicycle-pedestrian friendly atmosphere downtown then either ride or watch the colorful cyclist ride off on their Critical Mass Ride.
CONTACT: Persides Zambrano, City of Cape Coral, 239-574-0733