On Monday night May 10 the Economic Development Committee will be discussing making Middletown a more bike friendly town. I've gotten a mixed message, and I'm not certain if the EDC is only addressing bikes, or if they are talking about both bikes and pedestrians. Personally I don't' think it makes any sense to consider bikes and pedestrians independent of each other, and in the end would only cost the taxpayers more money. I will be at the meeting tomorrow night promoting a more active transpiration: bike, walking, and public transit friendly Middletown. I will advocate for the appointment of a committee with a broad make-up of citizens who have been actively partaking in and advocating for a biking, walking and public transit options in town.
A large turnout for this meeting, will send an important message to the EDC and Comon Council, that this is an important topic of concern to the citizens of town. My take is, that without the voices of the community expressing to the EDC the broad picture of bikes, walking and public transportation issues in town, that bikes may be the only topic on the table and remain so. The meeting starts at 6:00 Room 208, town hall. I hope you can make it. If not a quick email to the members of the EDC can make a big difference. It you would be interested in being on the Middletown Bike PED advisory committee (or whatever title it might end up being given include that in your email as well.