Hey all! First off, thanks to everyone who came to our fundraiser earlier this month. It was a huge success, as we raised nearly $1000! This was enough for us to get our Economic Benefits of Bicycling in Baton Rouge report designed and printed...which we'll be unveiling soon. If you wanted to come but couldn't make it and would like to donate, you totally can here. We're still trying to raise money for our Light the Night program, where we donate bike lights to those in need. And if you need to renew membership, you can do so here. If you're not sure if you're current or not, email us and we'll let you know.
Also, there are a series of public meetings coming up and we need our people there! Future BR is having a series of open houses where they will take public comments and suggestions. Future BR will inform policy and transportation decisions and projects for years to come. These meetings are our last chance to get our views into the record:
THURSDAY, APRIL 26TH - GOODWOOD MAIN LIBRARY -7711 Goodwood Boulevard TUESDAY, MAY 1ST - DELMONT GARDENS BRANCH LIBRARY -3351 Lorraine Street TUESDAY, MAY 8TH -JONES CREEK REGIONAL BRANCH LIBRARY -6222 Jones Creek Road
And...drumroll...The long awaited Ped/Bike Master Plan is having its first round of public outreach meetings. This is your chance to tell them where you would like to/need to bike and where you maybe can't. There will be polls, maps and general discussion. You can bet that those who are generally against what we do (should they hear about these meetings) will be there and will make their voices heard. We need to be louder, but in a productive way. Those meetings are...
Monday, May 7, 2018 - 5PM to 7PM
Greenwood Community Park
13350 Louisiana 19, Baker, LA 70714
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 5PM to 7PM
Perkins Road Community Park Recreation Center
Meeting Room 3
7122 Perkins Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
If you can't attend, you can submit comments here. Bike Baton Rouge has representation on this plan's Steering Committee and Technical Advisory Committee, so if you want us to convey anything to the good folks crafting this plan, you can always email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Lastly, this year will be Baton Rouge's first Cyclofemme! which is an all-ladies, all ages bike ride on Mother's Day. Details here. Ladies, come out for a leisurely ride and bring your daughters if you want!
Thanks for everyone's continued support!