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Mobility Week Cycling Events of Interest

by Les Wilson

The City of Boca Raton is participating in the statewide mobility week. The details are now available on the Mobility Week page of myboca.us here. See our previous article Two Chances for You to Have Your Voice Heard or our interview from Walk/Bike/Roll to School Week for background.

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Council Members Fran Nachlas and Marc Wigder are fellow cyclists who know the ins and outs of getting around Boca by bike. In the short few months Council Member Nachlas has been on the council, she’s roped two of our staff transportation engineers into regular rides around the city. Mobility Week will see a bunch more city staff on a an “Assessment Ride” organized by those engineers. This is great!

Council Member Fran Nachlas getting Boca staff engineers on bikes
Council Member Fran Nachlas getting Boca staff engineers on bikes

Take the Survey

Palm Beach county is at the stage in its two year cycle where they seek input from the public. Take their survey and make suggestions here.

Palm Beach TPA Survey graphic
Palm Beach TPA Comment graphic

Mobility Week Events of Interest to those who Walk/Bike/Roll around Boca

In the category of things relates to walk/bike/roll advocates:

  • A “Story Walk” will be setup on the El Rio Trail to learn about the trail and engage in fun activities. It may or may not involve a Food Truck.
  • The Palm Beach County Transportation Planning Agency (TPA) is having a workshop at the Spanish River Library on Wednesday the 25th from 4 to 6 pm. If you feel like nothing is getting better or nothing is being done to make walk/bike/roll safer in Boca Raton, this would be a good meeting to attend and make your voice heard. Our County commissioner Marci Woodward and two Boca City Council members Drucker and Nachlas are on the TPA. The focus is on ways to improve infrastructure in our region. Input from residents is desired. Register to attend for free here.
  • Those who walk/bike/roll around Boca know the benefits of doing so. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will give you credit for it October 27 – Nov 4 in the form of prizes. Details are here.
  • A bike ride is being sponsored by the Palm Beach County TPA in West Palm Beach on Saturday the 28th at 8:30am. Tickets are free and available on EventBrite here.

In Case You Missed It:

Build a better bike friendly advocate - Amy Lang
Better Bike Friendly Boca Advocate Amy Lang

I thought e-scooters were nuts until I talked to Bike Board Member Amy Lang about them. Now I want one.

As promised, we went to Boca Raton Addison Mizner Elementary’s Walk, Bike or Roll to School event with cameras rolling.

Walk, Bike or Roll to School 2023
Walk, Bike or Roll to School 2023

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