WA3 Executive Director to Speak at Upcoming Bike Summit
Heather Carmona, executive director of the Woodward Avenue Action Association, is one of the organizers of the planned Gran Fondo.
A Bike Summit is scheduled for Wednesday at 7 p.m.at the Royal Oak Public Library, located at 222 East 11 Mile Road in downtown Royal Oak.
The purpose of the Bike Summit is to provide a forum for citizens to discuss a multi-city push for concrete changes, such as marked bicycle routes, sharrows, bicycle boulevards and road diets to link our various communities.
Three speakers are also scheduled to appear:
- Todd Scott, Detroit Greenways coordinator for the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance. Scott has helped bring millions of dollars of grant funds into the Detroit area to fund bicycle infrastructure and is a nationally-known expert on mapping bicycle routes.
- Heather Carmona, Executive Director of the Woodward Avenue Action Association. Carmona was key in winning federal funding for the recent improvements to the Woodward-12 Mile intersection, is currently leading an 11-city effort to make Woodward Avenue a complete street from Detroit to Pontiac, and is helping to organize a Gran Fondo bicycle ride planned for next year.
- Tom Dusky, Green Cruise coordinator for the Southeast Michigan Sierra Club. The Green Cruise is a celebration of non-motorized transportation held annually in Ferndale.
Residents and people who walk and bike through Berkley, Birmingham, Clawson, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Oak Park, Royal Oak and Southfield are encouraged to attend. Elected officials who are interested in having in-depth discussions with local complete streets activists are also welcome.
The meeting is sponsored by the Royal Oak Environmental Advisory Board, Huntington Woods Environmental Committee, Berkley Environmental Advisory Committee, Woodward Avenue Action Association, and the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance.
Source: Woodward Avenue Action Association