Next meeting March 1 and other news
- Hello Medford Pedestrian and Bicycle advocates!
Our next meeting will be on March 1 at 7 PM at the Medford Library. I hope
we'll have a great turnout.
As you may have noticed, our group was once again in the Transcript today.
for the story.
Our current focus is on taking first concrete steps in the areas of
facilities, enforcement, and education.
For facilities, we will try to influence the construction project at the
intersection of Governor's Ave and High St. This summer, the MWRA is going
to be installing water monitoring equipment next to the municipal garage
and will be digging up the streets. We hope to take this as an opportunity
to make the intersection safer for pedestrians.
In Enforcement, Stephan Reckie is contacting the Parking and Traffic
Commissions. We hope to have volunteers regularly attending key meetings to
attract attention to our issues.
In education, two of the parents in our group have begun talking to school
principals about establishing Walking School Buses and about helping with
pedestrian / bicycle advocacy in the schools.
I now have two separate Yahoo Groups for us to use. The older list,
MedfordBPAC, will be used for day-to-day discussions, planning meetings,
and working on future plans. Everyone in the MedfordBPAC group can send
messages to that group. The newer group, MedfordBiPeds, will have fewer
email messages and more members. Only moderators (currently myself and
Stephan Reckie) can post messages to this list. We will send meeting and
event announcements, meeting minutes, and news messages like this one to
the MedfordBiPeds group.
I will be posting minutes of our December meeting this evening. I will also
put a copy of the Medford Climate Action Plan on the MedfordBiPeds web site
at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MedfordBiPeds/files. This document is an
official city plan which includes a section committing the city to
achieving many of our goals.
Looking forward to warmer weather,
Dave Adams dave@...
"For those people who look at my case as an example,
I would just say one thing: If you ever get a second
chance in your life for something, go all the way."