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posted Mar 8, 2015, 6:10 PM by Nathan Rome
Greetings WalkBikers,

It's hard to believe that winter 2015 is almost over but a few brave souls have already been out on their bikes, even last Thursday! Somewhere on facebook are the pics to prove it.  

We haven't been hibernating, either.  Lots of fun and exciting plans are underway! 
  • Several members attended a workshop in January to learn about possibilities for a Regional Trails Network linking Franklin, Scott, Woodford, Fayette and Bourbon counties via a network of hiking, cycling, mountain biking, paddling and horseback trails.
  • We received a $1,000 mini-grant from the Safe Routes to Schools/Helmets on Heads program to use for safety projects at Second Street School.  
  • Stuart Harrod of Folkbike ReCyclery fame was recognized as Community Cycling Advocate of the Year by the Bluegrass Cycling Club.  
  • And did you know that the ReCyclery turns five years old this May?  Look for details soon about a birthday party to celebrate folk bike culture!

But seriously folks, we need your help this week and next.  
  • On Monday, March 9, the Frankfort City Commission meets in work session.  
    • On the agenda is a resolution calling for Frankfort to answer the "Mayors' Challege for Safer People, Safer Streets", issued by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.  
    • Among other things, the resolution calls for closer scrutiny of traffic safety conditions for people who walk or ride bicycles and asks the city to adopt a Complete Streets policy for all transportation-related projects.  
    • Please contact Mayor May and city commissioners and tell them you want Frankfort to take the challenge!  Their contact info can be found at the city web site, www.frankfort.ky.gov.  Or better yet, come to the meeting at 5:00 pm at City Hall, 315 W. Second St. and tell them in person!
  • Next week, we need several volunteers who can participate in a safety study of U.S. 60 E (Versailles Rd.) all dayTuesday,March 17, and Wednesday morning, March 18.  
    • Please reply to this e-mail or contact a board member if you're available and interested. Information obtained by this study will be utilized in plans for upcoming roadway improvements along the U.S. 60 E corridor.
Hang in there; spring is almost here and Sunday Funday rides and the Pedal for the Posies are all just around the corner!

Happy Trails from your WalkBike Frankfort Board-

Donna Hecker, Brent Sweger, Sellus Wilder, Nathan Rome, Don Stosberg and Stuart Harrod