For Immediate Release
May 8, 2009
Contacts: Dan Williamson, Mayor’s Office, 645-5300
Rick Tilton, Public Service, 645-7263
Ruth Milligan, Consider Biking/Bike To Work Week, 348-0760
City Of Columbus Rolls Out Share The Road Initiative, Kicks Off Bike To Work Week with OSU, MORPC and Consider Biking
Mayor Michael B. Coleman, Ohio State University and Consider Biking will roll out details of the City’s Share The Road Initiative and kick off Bike Two Work Week. Share The Road features strategies that promote safety for both bicyclists who bike to work or ride recreationally and motorists. Share The Road emphasizes the four E’s: Engagement; Education; Engineering; Enforcement, and incorporates street signage that sends the message that cyclists and motorists Share the Road safely. The event will continue as Mayor Coleman, Clerk of Courts Maryellen O’Shaughnessy and Consider Biking Executive Director Jeff Stephens lead cyclists down High Street to the Statehouse to launch Bike To Work Week. At the Statehouse, Mayor Coleman will be presented League of American Bicyclists’ national “Bicycle Friendly Community Award.”
Mayor Michael B. Coleman
E. Gordon Gee, President, The Ohio State University
City Council President Pro-Tem Hearcel F. Craig
Chester R. Jourdan, Jr., Executive Director, MORPC
Maryellen O’Shaughnessy, Franklin County Clerk Of Courts
Jeff Stephens, Executive Director, Consider Biking
Alan Martin, Board President, Consider Biking
Kick-Off of Share The Road Initiative and Bike To Work Week
1556 North High Street at 10th Avenue (OSU Gateway),
followed by a caravan of cyclists to the Ohio Statehouse
Monday, May 11
Share The Road Kick Off At OSU Gateway: 7:45 a.m.
Bicyclists Caravan To Ohio Statehouse: 8 a.m.
Bike To Work Week Kick Off at Statehouse: 8:30 a.m.
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