FRIENDS OF CV LINK PROUDLY BESTOWS ITS FIRST ANNUAL SAFE BIKING & TRANSPORTATION AWARD TO THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS & ITS NON-MOTORIZED TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE.
The 1-year-old non-profit organization, “Friends of CV Link”, made up of Coachella Valley residents exists to support and enhance the proposed 50-mile pathway proposed for the Valley. The Board of the Friends group recognized or rather was “blown away” by the tremendous work that the City of Palm Springs has been actively promoting for more bicycle safety and alternative routes for bike riders. Safety is but one impetus for building the CV Link that will help separate automobiles from bicycles, pedestrians, golf cart users, and hikers, hopefully cutting down on the annual double-digit casualty rate that currently exists for pedestrians and bike riders in our Valley. The City’s Non-Motorized Transportation Committee guided by Brett Klein, Vic Yepello, and Michelle Mician has been a role model for creative planning that stresses a culture of including non-motorized transportation into the daily work culture, working to update the General Plan to be more inclusive of “green” issues, and conducting numerous safe bicycling events open to the entire Coachella Valley. Their semi-annual “Cycledelic” bike festival includes a Bike Safety 101 class, health & wellness information, safety checks, plus giveaways of helmets and bike lights. Furthermore they support an annual kids bike to school day, and various bike safety demonstrations in the schools. The City is regularly present at various community events promoting their bicycle educational material as well as recently contracting to provide and educate the downtown business corridor on the implementation of a “Bicycle Friendly Business District”. This includes a safe walking corridor as well. Palm Springs continues to forge ahead with more bike lanes, safety signage & artistic bike racks and corrals throughout the City. The Friends of CV Link recognize the volunteer spirit of the City of Palm Springs and it’s Committees to help create a safer and greener environment for our Coachella Valley. The striking metal sculpture award was designed and created with the assistance of Friends of CV Link Board member, Jim Rothblatt and Palm Springs High School student, D’Laurence King. We invite you to attend the presentation of this prestigious and inspiring Award on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 in the Large Conference Room of the Palm Springs City Hall at 5PM during the P.S. Sustainability Commission meeting.
CONTACT: Paul Harris, President, Friends of CV Link Cell: 760-969-0935 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org