The NPC Board of Directors held its annual strategic planning session
and has come up with an aggressive plan to create safe,
bikeable, walkable communities throughout Collier County.
The plan is based in part upon the information gathered at the NPC Bike/Ped Safety Summit attended by bike/ped citizen advocates from both Collier and Lee counties as well as the assistant Collier County manager; city and county Growth Management, Transportation, and Streets & Stormwater staff; directors of Collier and Lee MPOs; Collier County Sheriff's Office liaison to NPC; members of the Collier County Pathways Advisory Committee; representatives from Blue Zones; head of the NAACP representing walkers; representatives from bicycle shops; and leaders of local cycling, triathlete, and running clubs.
Consideration was also given to addressing NPC's long range commitments, to Complete Streets implementation throughout Collier County, education of at-risk commuter bicyclists, and passage of the vulnerable road users legislation.
This year's plan encompasses the following:
ADVOCACY - Distracted Driver legislation; passage of vulnerable road users legislation (pending the election); Complete Streets design principles incorporated into county's Growth Management Plan; Gulf Shore Blvd. bike lanes/sidewalk connectivity; Vanderbilt Beach Rd. bike lanes; Seagate cut through; address increasing problem of road debris with county Transportation Dept. and advocate for more stringent enforcement of laws that penalize vehicle operators and contractors who add to road debris
EDUCATION & COMMUNITY SERVICE - Production of public service announcements to educate adults and children regarding traffic laws and roadway courtesy; Lights for Bikes for service employees in local hotels, hospitals,and restaurants; traveling kids' bike/ped safety rodeo; ongoing work with Collier County Sheriff's Office and Naples Police Department on officer education
NPC BOARD ANNOUNCES 2016-17 ACTION PLAN
OCT 10 NCP BOARD MEETING, 5:30 pm, call 239-777-7718 for details
OCT 10-14 CCSO Community Safety Nights
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