Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Charlottesville bike survey results to be released

Bike Charlottesville is "a new coalition of cycling clubs, advocacy organizations, retailers, employers, and individuals from in and around Charlottesville dedicated to promoting safe cycling in the region." They recently conducted a survey (the Bike Ballot) of Charlottesville cyclists to "identify areas of concern and potential solutions to the area’s cycling challenges."

The results of Bike Ballot will be released at a press conference in Charlottesville on September 9. This is another sign of the popularity of cycling as a viable transportation alternative in Virginia. Here's the text of the press release:


Civic Leaders Unite to Champion Bike Charlottesville's Call To Action
Community Partnership Embraces Bike Friendly Initiatives Aimed at Increasing Safety and Ridership

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA: With increasing numbers of residents choosing cycling for transportation and recreation, Bike Charlottesville conducted an important community survey to identify areas of concern and potential solutions to the area’s cycling challenges. Pleas
e join Bike Charlottesville along with local government officials and civic leaders from the City of Charlottesville, County of Albemarle, and the University of Virginia for the release of the survey results and a brief discussion on what steps the community can take to make our streets safer for bicyclists. This event is open to the public and will be held on City Hall Plaza on September 9th, 2010 beginning at Noon. The City of Charlottesville will provide a location for live broadcast vehicles and several participants will be available to speak individually to the news media immediately following the event.
Visit the Bike Charlottesville Facebook page.

Update, 10Sep2010: Read about the press conference yesterday announcing the results of the Bike Ballot.

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