We contacted candidates for Governor, State Senator, and State Representative to educate them about Bike Walk Connecticut and the importance of making Connecticut a better place to bike and walk. Here's what we said:
As you make your rounds in these last few days before the election, we hope you'll keep our mission in mind. Are the communities you visit good, safe places for people to bike and walk?
We believe Connecticut must become a better place to bike and walk.
We believe more people want to spend less time sitting in their cars.
We think parents want their kids to be able to bike or walk to school.
We know more people would bike and walk more, if it were convenient and they felt safe.
If we want to reduce traffic congestion and pollution, encourage people to get more exercise, help people save money, and foster lively communities, then promoting biking and walking is smart policy. To see what some Connecticut residents are saying about why biking and walking is important to them, please click here.
We hope you'll work with us to get better, safer places for biking and walking all across Connecticut.
Best wishes to you on the final stretch of the campaign trail!
Kelly Kennedy, Executive Director
Bike Walk Connecticut
... By the way, if you're not familiar with our work, here are some of our accomplishments so far this year:
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