Bike Walk CT Urges Mayors & First Selectmen to Join USDOT’s Challenge for “Safer People, Safer Streets”
West Hartford, CT (January 30, 2015) – Since last fall’s Pro Walk/ Pro Bike/ Pro Place conference, US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has been clear that bicycle and pedestrian safety is his signature issue as the head of US DOT.
As a former mayor, Foxx is well aware of the rising numbers of people who want to get around by bike and on foot, and the uptick in pedestrian and cyclist deaths and injuries.
So at last week’s U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting, Foxx challenged those officials to help us help them make America's streets safer.
The US DOT’s “Mayors' Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets” invites mayors and local elected officials to take significant action to improve safety for bicycle riders and pedestrians of all ages and abilities over the next year. The Challenge will showcase best local practices to improve safety, share tools for local leaders to take action, and promote partnerships to advance pedestrian and bicycle safety. Participants will attend the Mayors' Summit for Safer People, Safer Streets in March 2015.
Here’s what Foxx challenges mayors to do:
How individuals can get involved:
What we’re doing: Bike Walk Connecticut urges Connecticut’s chief elected officials to participate in the challenge and engage their residents in carrying out. These actions in the Mayors Challenge go to the heart of Bike Walk Connecticut’s mission, and we applaud Foxx’s leadership.
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