Monday, November 5, 2007

First Meeting of WalkBikeBerks

Proudly Presents

Complete The Streets
Safe Routes to School

Educational and
Non-Profit Establishing Workshop.

Exeter Community Library
November 10, 2007
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
RSVP ~ November 7
Reserve your seat early ~ Space is limited to 35 participants.

The streets of our cities and towns ought to be for everyone, whether young or old, motorist or bicyclist, walker or wheelchair user, bus rider or shopkeeper. But too many of our streets are designed only for speeding cars, or worse, creeping traffic jams. They’re unsafe for people on foot or bike — and unpleasant for everybody.

Now, in communities across the country, a movement is growing to complete the streets. States, cities and towns are asking their planners, engineers and designers to build road networks that welcome all citizens.

To learn more or to become an advocate for Safe Routes to School and Complete Streets in your neighborhood, contact:

Dominic Liberatore, Interim Executive Director
Thunderhead Alliance
1700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Ste. 400, Washington, DC 20006
Complete the Streets expert Dominic J. Liberatore currently serves as the Interim Executive Director of the Thunderhead Alliance. Previous positions for Mr. Liberatore include National Complete Streets Campaign Manager for Thunderhead Alliance and as a consultant to the campaign during the reauthorization of the last federal transportation bill. The Thunderhead Alliance is the North American coalition of non-profit bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations.

Chris Davis, Coordinator
Safe Routes to School
Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) expert Chris Davis had a significant role in the development of the Marin County SRTS program, implemented by the Marin County Bicycle Coalition, as the Curriculum Developer and Lead Instructor for the program’s first 4 1/2 years. She designed and taught lessons in traffic safety, health and fitness, environmental and community responsibility, the core concepts of a comprehensive SRTS program. She joined the staff of the Texas Bicycle Coalition, developing and managing the start-up of a comprehensive regional SRTS program. Currently she is SRTS Program coordinator for the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition.

Who Should Attend?
Everyone in Berks County
University Students/Leaders
Municipal Leaders
Planning Commissions
School Board Members
Superintendents of Schools
Bike Shop Owners
Environmental Groups
Disability Advocates
Public Transit Advocates
YOU -- learn to advocate for Safer Streets for all users in Berks County


  1. Anonymous5/11/07

    I talk with the Director of the Safe Routes To School National Partnership on this week's episode of Perils For Pedestrians.

    Tuesday, November 6, The Universityhouse Channel will show Episode 135 of "Perils For Pedestrians".

    Contents of Episode 135 (2007):
    --Deb Hubsmith gives the history of Safe Routes to School programs; San Rafael, CA.
    --We look at environmental health and walking: Berkeley, CA.
    --We visit Prevention Institute to discuss walkable environments as part of quality disease prevention; Oakland, CA.
    --We learn about Pedestrian Safety Action Plans; Davis, CA.

    DISH Network Channel 9411 -- The Universityhouse Channel
    Tuesday -- 9:30 PM Eastern, 6:30 Pacific

    Episode 135 is also available on Google Video:

    Note: Public access cable channels are showing different episodes than DISH Network.

    Thank you.

    John Z Wetmore

  2. Google Video is being discontinued at the end of the month. To see "Perils For Pedestreians" 135, you will have to go to Blip TV at