TODAY! – Feb. 4

CABA Annual Meeting !

Celebrating 13 years of bicycle advocacy

9 a.m.- 1 p.m. / Dowd YMCA / 7th floor

What: Charlotte Area Bicycle Alliance Annual Meeting – Your chance to review the last year’s successes and help set our agenda for the rest of 2012. This is your chance to both learn and participate. We are especially interested in folks willing to volunteer in the months ahead to help our shared visions become reality.

When: Saturday – Feb. 4 – 8:30 a.m.  (Sign-in and schmooze). Meeting starts promptly at 9:00 a.m. 

Where: DowdYMCA – 7th floor conference room. Bicycle racks at front and rear of building.

Who: You ! (open to all comers).

Special Guest Speakers:

  • Ken (KT) Tippette –  CDOT bicycle program manager – KT has been at his desk for 8 years tackling the big issues and small details, all the stuff that goes towards making Charlotte a first-class bicycle friendly community. KT will highlight recent projects and offer some clues to the challenges that lie ahead. Time is set aside for audience discussion.
  • Cheryl Myers  – Senior VP for Planning and Development/Charlotte Center City PartnersCheryl will present a brief overview of the Center City 2020 Vision Plan approved by City Council last fall, and suggest action items to transform Uptown and the 16 contiguous neighborhoods into a model “City of Bikes”. To include audience Q + A.

Additional speaker topics:

Light rail bike/ped. trail to UNCC (John Cock or Maya Aagarwal/Alta Design);  – Regional bike/ped. trail – Uptown to Mooresville (Gwen Cook/Park and Rec.Dept ); The Adam Little Foundation legislative petition campaign (Debbie Thompson); Safe Routes to Schools /”Safety Town Program” ( Dick Winters/County Health Dept

*    Mid-morning coffee and pastry and lunchtime catering will be provided  *



3 Responses to TODAY! – Feb. 4

  1. Harry Pipkin says:

    Dear Martin, I would very much like to attend the meeting and I will be out of town for my mother’s birthday. If you look for comments or ideas here are mine.
    Charlotte is a great cycling city and should have more national and regional recognition.
    Safety from Charlotte’s drivers (too fast and too close) is important to pursue.
    I would be glad to help promote CABA at rides and events.
    Please get bike lanes or shoulders on Rea Road.
    Thank you for your work and for CABA’s work.
    Regards, Harry

  2. harry pipkin says:

    Martin, it is early to plan details for the Democratic convention, but could we have a mention at the meeting of planning for some caba activity at that time? I will loan a bike and will do rides for those without really bad hangovers. harry pipkin

    • martinzimmerman8 says:

      We’re just beginning to contact the right people so that the right things happen. Stay tuned ! -mz/ CABA

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