Monday, May 10, 2010

SWFBUD Leads Ride To Thursday's Transit Hearing

I know it's probably more fun to be cycling at Flatwoods, or San Ann, or Alafia at 6 PM Thursday May 13, but it's also important that your voice as a bicyclist be heard at public hearings where local governments discuss transportation.

Such is the case Thursday when the Hillsborough County Commision holds a 6 PM hearing for residents to offer their two cents about the transit penny sales tax proposal to fund light rail, buses and road improvements.

The county commissioners need to be told that bicycling needs to be part of any transportation plan -- whether it be for more bike lanes or bike storage facilities at light rail stations or to be told bikes are efficient and fun ways of getting around.

The hearing is 6 PM at the All Peoples Life Center, at 6105 East Sligh Avenue (1 block East of 56th Street behind King High School).

SWFBUD will be leading a ride to the hearing. Please gather at 4:45 PM in front of the Seminole Heights Garden Center, 5800 Central Avenue. We will leave at 5 PM and bike about 5 miles east on Hanna Ave. to the hearing (just like at last summer's county budget hearing). Bring a helmet, lock and lights.

Or please attend the hearing via any other mode.

Please wear a bike shirt or jersey to the hearing to show the commissioners and public that you are a bicyclist.

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