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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Mayor Coleman To Kick Off Columbus’ Bike to Work Week on Monday, June 17, 2013 7:30 a.m.


For Immediate Release                 
Friday, June 14, 2013
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Contacts:
Dan Williamson, Mayor’s Office, 645-5300
John Ivanic, City Council, 645-6798
Rick Tilton, Public Service, 645-7263
Jose Rodriguez, Public Health, 645-6928
Steve Faulkner, ODOT, 644-7101

Mayor Coleman To Kick Off Columbus’ Bike to Work Week
Unveiling Share the Road Education Campaign

Mayor Michael B. Coleman will be joined by City Councilmember Eileen Paley, Ohio  Department of Transportation Director Jerry Wray, Columbus Public Health Commissioner Dr. Teresa Long and Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission Executive Director William Murdock, along with LOTS of bicyclists, to kick off Columbus’ Bike to Work Week.

Mayor Coleman also will unveil the City’s Share the Road campaign (sharetheroad.columbus.gov). He created Share the Road to make Columbus’ roads safer for everyone – motorists and bicyclists. It is part of the City’s Bicentennial Bikeways Plan and sponsored by the Ohio  Department of Transportation. Share the Road is part of a national effort to encourage safety and awareness by all road users by staying alert, respecting the rights of others and knowing and following traffic laws.

Where:
Westside Health Center, 2300 W. Broad Street, 43204, at Wheatland Avenue

When:
Monday, June 17, 2013
7:30 a.m. Program


 

EDITOR’S NOTE: PHOTO OP — Action shots of bicyclists

Photographers and videographers are invited to get footage of bicyclists, including Mayor Coleman, as they travel east along Broad Street to City Hall, between 7:45-8 am. Local bicycling organizations will have informational tents at City Hall until 9:30.

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