Monday, June 30, 2008

Press Conference @ State Capitol: Bike and Pedestrian Safety

Rep. Joe Bertram, spokesperson for "One Voice for Livable Islands", and Natalie Iwasa, aka "Bicycle Mom", will hold a press conference tomorrow July 1, 2008, Tuesday at 10:30 a.m in the Rotunda to advocate for improved bicycle and pedestrian safety on Honolulu streets and sidewalks.

Immediately following the Stop Rail event at Honolulu Hale, the "One Voice for Livable Islands" group will stop at the State Capitol to hold a press conference and to lobby for transit-oriented development that is designed around walking and biking. This community based organization includes members from AARP, the Sierra Club, American Heart Association, American Planning Association, Hawaii Bicycling League, Injury Prevention Advisory Committee, Maui Tobacco Free Coalition, the Department of Health, and the Department of Education.

Natalie Iwasa, known as the "Bicycle Mom", has been working for the past year to get the support of Oahu's neighborhood boards for bicycle safety. So far, she has the support of 29 boards.

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