Congratulations to the Naples Pathway Coalition, who just announced they've won a planning grant for the River of Grass Greenway — a visionary multi-use path through the Everglades from Naples to near Miami. The grant is coming from the National Park Service under their Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program: www.nps.gov/ncrc/programs/rtca/index.htm
There was a big win for Green Mobility this week. The Miami City Commission approved, 5-0, the Bicycle Action Plan offered by Mayor Manny Diaz to set the city on the path toward true bicycle-friendliness. We've been working for this since February, but to underline its importance we held a demonstration ride outside City Hall before the commission meeting. Mayor Diaz and Commissioners Joe Sanchez and Marc Sarnoff joined us on the ride, along with Police Chief John Timoney and several other city officials. Much remains to be done — both to execute the present plan and to create the public climate that will support broader and richer efforts throughout Greater Miami. Won't you help us bring it about?
Employers of people who bike to work stand to gain a $20 per month tax credit per cycling employee, according to the final version of the Wall Street bailout bill, H.R. 1424, passed this afternoon. The House passed the bill today (Oct. 2, 2008) with a final vote of 263-171, a comfortable margin that was 58 more votes than the measure garnered in Monday's stunning defeat. The Senate passed the bill Wednesday by a vote of 74 for and 25 against the bill. — Bicycle Retailer and Industry News More: http://www.bicycleretailer.com/news/newsDetail/1878.html (Bicycle Retailer)
Recognizing the importance of bicycling in transportation and recreation: Recognizes that increased and safe bicycle use for transportation and recreation is in the national interest of the United States. Supports policies that increase bicycle use. Encourages the Department of Transportation (DOT) to provide leadership and coordination by reestablishing the federal bicycle task force to include representatives from all relevant federal agencies.
This is a survey about cycling health and injury. The answers to this survey are entirely confidential and anonymous. We will not know the personal identity of anyone who answers our questions. Visit: http://www.lifespan.org/rih/about/research/cycling/survey.htm?Name=Cycling_6
The Naples Pathways Coalition (NPC) continues to work towards realizing the River of Grass Greenway (ROGG), a proposed multi-use pathway across the Everglades paralleling Hwy 41. Members of the Green Mobility Network have made contact with the NPC and support this exciting project. Check out their website www.evergladesROGG.org.