The LBC Advocacy Program, Year 2000by Cheryl Brawner
What issues are important to you?
When I was elected the LBC's V.P. Advocacy, I knew going in that there were several bicycle-related issues on the local and State level that needed to be addressed and dealt with. I personally felt that in order to be effective, I would have to step up and take on these issues with the bureaucracy, and that this wouldn't be a minor task, considering the seemingly ongoing opposition to all-things-bicycling in Kentucky.
I have been pleasantly surprised that we cyclists do actually have friends in the system who are willing to go the extra mile to get things “rolling” for us. Katherine Cornwell (Planner 1, Jefferson County Div. Of Planning and Development Services) and Bill Herron (Director, Dept. Of Public Works) are two of those who we can thank for championing bicycling issues in City/County government. Paula Nye has just taken over Mark Lee's former position at the state level, and I look forward to working with her in the near future. A Jefferson County Bicycle/Pedestrian Committee is in existence and meeting monthly on various issues, and one of the many projects it has taken on is finding funding for a Jefferson County Bike/Pedestrian Coordinator — a position which is essential to the positive development of bicycling facilities in the future. Many other projects are being considered and I will keep you apprised of their status in the months to come.
An LBC Advocacy Committee has been established consisting of the following members: Adrian Freund (outgoing VP Advocacy), Jane Tyler, Penny DuBarry, Les Terry, Ian Schill, Kathy Schmitt, Robert Klein, Sue Trosser, Sat Satpathy, Pen Waggoner and Glenn Todd. I am excited about working with these fine individuals to help make our home a more cycling-friendly community.
However, in order to be an effective advocate for you, the bicyclist, we need your feedback. What issues do you see as most pressing? What would you like to see happen in 2000 and beyond at the local level? Please feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com with your ideas, comments and concerns. The Advocacy Committee looks forward to serving you in 2000.
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Web posted: 12 January 2000
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