Friday, March 7, 2008
Congressman Jim Gerlach
On March 6, 2008 at 1:00, I had the pleasure of visiting with Congressman Gerlach in his office in Washington, DC. As you can see, he warmly welcomed us and took time to hear our concerns. As participants of the National Bike Summit hosted by the League of American Bicyclists, we asked the Congressman to join the Congressional Bike Caucus and to Support H.Con.Res 305 -- The Complete Streets Bill introduced to the House on March 3, 2008. We hope that the Congressman agrees to sign on as a Co-Sponsor of the Bill. A partner Bill will go to the Senate as well. We also thanked the Congressman for continuing to support the Federal Safe Routes to School Program and invited him to begin traveling in his Congressional District over the next year to see SRTS at work in our communities. Each Summit participant also took time to express individual needs for their communities for Complete Streets projects that need the support of the Federal Government. At your earliest convenience, thank the Congressman and his staff for their time and attention to our concerns.