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Attend the Bike/Ped Forum on Oct. 24 for Better Bike/Ped Conditions

Do you want VT’s paved roads to have good shoulders?  Would you like additional maps similar to the VT Bikeways map released earlier this year?  Do you think more should be done to persuade roadway users to share the road?  Would you like to see a new or improved multi-use path in your town?  Would you like residents and visitors to feel safe when bicycling and walking on VT’s roads?

If you answered “yes” to one or more of the above questions, then the Bike/Ped Forum that the VBPC is hosting on Wednesday, October 24 in Montpelier from 9:30 to 2:30 is for you!  All who have an interest in improving bike/ped conditions in Vermont are invited to this event, which will feature workshops, networking time, and a delicious lunch.  Some featured topics will be mapping, multi-use paths, law enforcement education, biking and walking motivators, and the health and economic benefits of biking and walking.

The Forum is organized for bike/ped enthusiasts, business owners and managers, state legislators and local elected officials, transportation planners, law enforcement officers, staff from VTrans and the Department of Tourism and Marketing, leaders of advocacy groups and clubs, and owners of B&Bs and inns.

The October 24 Bike/Ped Forum is made possible thanks to these sponsors:  VT’s Department of Tourism and Marketing, Bike Vermont, Onion River Sports, and the Rutland Regional Planning Commission.  Additional sponsors are needed and are most welcome!

Please respond to me no later than October 10 so the VBPC can have an accurate head count.  Directions to the meeting site and a parking permit will be sent upon receipt of your RSVP.  If you have a topic that you want to have discussed, please indicate that in your reply.  A suggested donation of $10 per person is requested to help defray the costs of hosting this event.

Please demonstrate that VT’s bike/ped community is a strong and vibrant one by attending the Forum on October 24.  Thank you.

Nancy Schulz

Executive Director
VT Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition
PO Box 1234
Montpelier, VT 05601
(802) 225-8904
www.vtbikeped.org
www.facebook.com/vtbikeped

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