To: Greenville County Council Members
From: The Board of Directors of Bike Walk Greenville
The mission of Bike Walk Greenville is to increase the quality of life and economic vitality of Greenville County through the improvement of our pedestrian and bicycling infrastructure and to promote the importance of health, safety, recreation and equitable transportation options.
The Board of Directors of Bike Walk Greenville has been actively following the discussions about a proposed referendum for a sales tax to fund transportation projects in our County.
The Board of Directors strongly endorses the need for more funding for transportation improvements and urges that County Council pass a resolution to put a sales tax referendum dedicated to road improvements on the November 2014 general election ballot.
As shown through our research and through recent citizen submissions to our website, there is a very large need for sidewalk and bike lane projects in Greenville County.
The County is currently preparing the first Bicycle and Pedestrian Network Improvement Plan that will be presented for Council approval early in 2014. This plan will include a prioritized list of the twenty most important walk / bike projects.
As such, the Bike Walk Greenville Board urges the Council to move forward with the sales tax referendum, stipulating that sidewalk and bike lane projects be part of the list of transportation projects to be developed.
Mark Taylor- Chair, SynTerra
Eleanor Dunlap- Vice Chair, Community Volunteer
Rebecca Crown Cooper- Secretary, Greenville Health System
Jason Albert- Treasurer, GE Power and Water
Pamela Wood Browne, Palmetto Cycling Coalition
Robin Bylenga, Pedal Chic
Kim Cato, GE Power and Water
Amy Ryberg Doyle, Greenville City Council
Owen Page, Erwin Penland