Saturday, August 07, 2010

Prospective Florida governor "gets" the bike connection

Thanks to BikeWalkLee, I just learned that Alex Sink's transportation proposals in her race for governor are distinctly bike-friendly.   Among her proposals:
  • Incorporate more trails, bicycle paths, bike lanes and pedestrian facilities into transportation planning. Bicycling or walking to work and as leisure activities not only reduce congestion but provide numerous health and environmental benefits.
  • Expand the percentage of federal safety funds that the Florida Department of Transportation  spends on bicycle and pedestrian safety.
  • Prohibit sending text messages while driving and restrict the use of cell phones by truck and bus drivers except in emergencies.
You can read more of Sink's ideas at her campaign website.
The primary election is Aug. 24 and the general election is Nov. 2.  You can find out lots more of the who, what, when at the Florida Division of Elections.

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