March 15: 2010 Ride the Right Way Day in the Lehigh Valley
The Coalition for Appropriate Transportation (CAT) is bringing together bicycle advocates for the 15th Annual Ride the Right Way Day. The Lehigh Valley is poised to make some serious changes in bicycling for transportation over the next 5-10 years, and this event will be an important step in this direction.
The event is scheduled for Monday, March 15th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Grand Eastonian Suites and Hotel, 140 Northampton St. in Easton (Snow date: March 29, 2010).
The theme for the meeting is Shared Lane Marking. As many of you know, Shared Lane Marking is already implemented in some parts of the Lehigh Valley, most notably on Main St and New St. in Bethlehem. Such marking allows for a safer environment for bicycles, and encourages more cycling in a community. The program for the event is as follows:
- Bike Industry Meeting 11:00 – 11:30 am
- Luncheon 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
- Optional Seminars 1:30 – 2:30 pm (choice between Shared Lane Marking and Bicycling in Traffic)
Steve Schmitt, Director of CAT, is encouraging public works directors, traffic engineers, police administrators and consultants who get local transportation related contracts to attend this event.
Visit CAT’s event page to register for the event and to sign up for one of the seminars.