Monday, November 9, 2009

SWFBUD Lobbies To Include Bicycling as Part of a Regional Transportation Plan

During the last year, I have lobbied for SWFBUD before local Hillsborough County planning and transportation agencies to include bicycling as part of any transportation plan.

Today on the cover of the free daily tbt* you saw a "Share the Road" sign along with a bus and a train as part of a "2035 Vision Transportation Plan" being proposed by the Tampa/Hillsborough County MPO (Metropolitan Trainiong Organization).

A few years ago bicycling was seen as a gringe activity in Tampa but slowly we're becoming a political player on the local landscape.

Keep telling your local officials that you want more bicycle infrastructure in the Tampa Bay area because communities that embrace bicycling in all its forms flourish economically.

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