RIBike Advocacy Meeting 14Nov2011 Brown Library Call to order 6:03pm Adjourn at 7pm
Present: Matt, Betty, Dick Leo, Eric, Barry, Absent: Mark, Sue Guest: Cameron Moquin
Brief Officer and Committee heads report
President: Matt Moritz Report: Attended Elmwood Neighborhood Association Meeting on Saturday 12Nov11. They are looking for Improved Road crossing safety around the Knight Library, the community center and the Buckland Park area issue with RIDOT Report from RIDOT addresses this area, road safety assessments done. Question: could there be bike lanes? Requested feasibility of bike lanes: would have to eliminate parking lanes, no bike lanes…will add sharrows. City of Pro planning not engaged.
Very little bike traffic on Elmwood Avenue. Just local bike riders. Letter of support to Elmwood neighborhood to develop Elmwood Avenue to become more bike friendly, perhaps a city bike route.
Legislative: Barry: TIP development, 3.5 million/year for bike program: need priorities: Barry and Sue are on priority setting Committee. Concern about Tiverton project. Barry will send out more information
Frank’s law: before the legislature, increases penalty for vulnerable user violators,
Treasurer report: no report
Secretary: will post October and November minutes
Membership/Technology update: Mark/Matt
The web site can generate the letter and fill in a membership card
Let’s turn it on as soon as possible. Mark et al, need to talk to the rest of the bike shops to see if they are going to grant discounts.
Volunteers for contacting shops: Blackstone: Leo, EMS: Leo, REI: Matt will talk to Rita at REI
Read the letter and send Mark any suggestions, edits, changes.
Launch on Friday 18Nov2011 if possible
PayPal integration needs to be completed
Commuter Guide Update: Leo
The guide is coming together. Leo has looked at a lot of examples of guides from other states and organizations.
Bikes Belong have a very good edition: Bruno Meyer is the Bike Belongs contact. Leo will contact him
Rough draft for beginning of January
How distributed? Bike to work day, shops, PDF at our site
Light Up The Night wrap up Matt, Betty
Distributed about 85-90 lights. 10-15 lights left over. Very successful event.
RAB would love to do an event in Olneyville square.
Bike Newport will be getting ~ $500.00 worth of lights. Newport is targeting restaurant workers in their Light Up the Night campaign.
Ceremony honoring George Redman Tuesday, November 29, 2011 2pm state house. Be there if you can! Encourage others to attend.