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Urban Planning Meeting Report

Last Thursday evening, RideSouth hosted a gathering of cyclists, city officials, professionals and educators for a great presentation on Bicycle Friendly Urban Design by Dr. Evandro Santos. Some excellent slides, movies and charts helped to make the point that good design begins in the neighborhood. Dr. Santos has had worldwide experience helping other communities develop the vision to plan for the inevitable . . . accepted travel by bicycles. Interest was high in accelerating plans to connect additional areas of our state by bike trails, and discussion about improving bike lanes in our area was on the table. We also presented the group with a new topic for future discussion, bicycle registration. Stay tuned for feedback from all of these topics!

Thanks to everyone who helped to publish this meeting and thanks to the attendees for your interest! A special thanks to Dr. Santos for spending his vacation time with us before going to Brazil for the winter. Everyone loved the Chick-fil-A nuggets and we appreciate the donation by our friends at Chick-fil-A! Please let us know if you would like to see more community events like this.

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