Davis Bicycles! invites the community for a discussion about improving the walking and bicycling environment with Dave “DK” Kemp, the City of Davis’s new Active Transportation Coordinator (formerly called Bike/Ped Coordinator). This will be tomorrow evening 6:30 to 8:30 in the Breakfast Room of the Hallmark Inn at 110 F Street (enter on F Street next to Seasons restaurant).
Come down to this event to talk about bicycle facilities, tell us what your issues and priorities are, or just enjoy the conversation. Davis Bicycles! will be providing light refreshments. Bring something along to share if you’re in the mood.
Shortly before this forum, we also invite you to join us at 6 pm on the front steps of the US Bicycling Hall of Fame and Museum at 3rd and B Streets. We will be taking photographs of our group holding up signs to spell out “Team Londonderry” to honor a woman who rode a bicycle around the world in 1895 to win a bet with a man who said she couldn’t do it. No, she wasn’t Irish and no, the bet didn’t take place in a bar. Our photo will appear in promotional materials to be used by filmmaker Gillian Klempner Willman for her project. More about Annie Londonderry … Also on Facebook
Hope to see you there.
Update on federal transportation bill
Last week we won a significant battle for biking and walking in the next federal transportation bill. After several long weeks of intense work from advocates around the country, the Cardin-Cochran Amendment was accepted as part of the base Senate transportation bill, MAP-21. Read more from Darren on the Bike League blog, check out the full statement on the America Bikes website and learn about other pieces of unfinished business here. “Pass a bipartisan transportation bill” …Officials from the Oklahoma, North Carolina, and the SF Bay Area join together to ask Congress to pass a bill that makes streets and roads safe for bicycling and walking. (Thanks to the League of American Bicyclists for this update.)