So the CCBA is now Bike Walk Connecticut, with a focus on advocating and educating. Checking out their webpage it is pretty clear that the organization is really intent on being a legislative voice primarily with an education component and a decreased emphasis on hosting monthly events, etc.
I am meeting with one of the organizations advisors for lunch on Friday and I have a few thoughts written down to discuss, but I want your input to add as well. Ponder the following and post up your thoughts, or send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to keep them out of the blogosphere.
1. what is the best way to promote biking as a legit form of transportation? (ie events, legislative action, education, a mix)
2. are monthly bike to work or other gatherings critical in your mind to keep cyclists in the community's eye?
3. if you are not a member of bike walk ct, why not? what would it take to bring you in?
4. what kind of bike related things would you volunteer your time for?
5. what is the best way to educate potential riders? (ie target schools, target families, target the crazy people who ride against traffic with no predictable movement, no helmet and no awareness of anyone else on the road)
6. here is the big generic catch all, what do you want out of the organization that represents your interests in the state?
Positive, negative, neutral, i want it all. Help me put together some good thoughts and comments so we can make Connecticut safer and more generally conducive to getting around on two wheels!!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Posted by Ben at 8:24 AM