Monday, July 13, 2009

SWFBUD To Be On WMNF Radio Tuesday

We all know that the county closing Flatwoods park two days a week is wrong, but SWFBUD also opposes Hillsborough County closing another valuable bicycle resource two days a week -- the Upper Tampa Bay Trail.

The county has invested millions of dollars to build and improve the Upper Tampa Bay Trail, which SWFBUD hopes will be extended to connect into the Suncoast Trail.

In fact, the county received DOT money (yes, Transportation funds) to improve the Upper Tampa Bay Trail's infrastructure such as the bridge above Gunn Highway because not only is this trail a recreational resource it also is a key TRANSPORTATION corridor for bicyclists, too.

For the life of me I don't understand how Hillsborough County can "close" a massive stretch of land like Flatwoods or a trail corridor like the Upper Tampa Bay Trail and both are major regional resources that would make it foolish to close.

So, SWFBUD asks you to oppose the closing of not only Flatwoods for two days a week but also the Upper Tampa Bay Trail, too.

Tune into WMNF Tuesday at 1 PM. I'll be on the air representing SWFBUD regarding the impact of Hillsborough County park budget cuts on bicyclists. Host Mitch Perry said he'll probably get around to SWFBUD around 1:20 PM.


Sherry bobbins said...

"Because Our Children Count"(BOCC)
Save our Parks walk
7/16/09 @ King HS 56th&Sligh
Show support for parks & recreation we will be walking from King HS to All People's Life Center for the public meeting @6pm
Wear your favorite park shirt, bring banners and signs for a peaceful positive show of support
Meet at 4:30pm, walk begins at 5:00pm
If we do not show our support who will?

sherrybobbins said...

**Park and recreation facilities make communities desirable places to live, work, play, and visit, thereby contributing to the ongoing economic vitality of communities throughout our country.
**Programming provided through park and recreation agencies combats the national obesity epidemic through the development of healthy lifestyles, strong minds, and fit bodies.
**Park and recreation activities help to deter crime and help our youth develop into contributing members of our communities.
**Park and recreation experiences help older members of our community continue their life experiences.
**Parks, greenways, and open spaces are critical components to protecting and preserving our natural environment