Friday, January 25, 2008
WITF with Tim Lambert
Berks Bike Backers form new group 01/25/2008Tim Lambert(Reading) -- A new group is forming in Berks County with the goal of making walking and bicycling more practical and convenient. "WalkBikeBerks" will be a non-profit organization that reaches out to municipalities to help make walking and biking a safe transportation and recreation option for all county residents. Founder Michele Barrett of Exeter Township says she hopes the group can convince officials to create policies that support walking and biking infrastructure. She says she looks at the work as a quality of life issue. 03589_mbarrett2.mp3 Barrett says "Walk Bike Berks" plans to adopt bi-laws, establish its mission and elect officers at a meeting tomorrow at Alvernia College. It is slated to run from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and is open to the public. For more information, call 610-779-9702 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.