The City of Cleveland is hosting a working luncheon about pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure on Friday February 24, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM at the Cleveland Public Library, 795 Church Street NE.
To RSVP for the working lunch please contact Cleveland MPO Coordinator, Greg Thomas, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 423-593-5665.
“We want additional bike lanes or better facilities for cycling” and “We want more sidewalks and greater walkability” are two comments that local officials hear a lot. Translating these desires into the new sidewalks, bike facilities, etc. that are wanted takes organizing, planning, and advocacy by citizens who want to work with local officials to achieve these things. This kind of effort has taken place elsewhere in Tennessee and is growing throughout the state. Participants in the Cycle Cleveland-Walk Cleveland event will Learn about initial steps that have occurred here locally already; they will hear first-hand accounts of cycling and walkability planning and advocacy from Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga; and they will learn about statewide wide efforts from BikeWalkTN and the Walkability Learning Collaborative. With this knowledge and encouragement, participants will enter a work session to Organize Cycle Cleveland-Walk Cleveland. During the guided work session participants will take the first steps to launching an independent citizen-led bicycle and pedestrian planning and advocacy organization. BikeWalkTN will provide the work session with information about resources that would be available to the new organization should it become a chapter affiliate of BikeWalkTN.
IF YOU WANT MORE AND BETTER FACILITIES FOR BIKING AND WALKING, THIS EVENT IS FOR YOU! Can't attend the event but want to be involved? Contact Greg Thomas at email@example.com or (423) 593-5665.