I recently exchanged emails with Shihan Wijeyeratne, the Sports Backers‘ Community Engagement Coordinator. He alerted me to an event coming up that Ashland/greater Hanover residents (and those who think our communities are stronger when people have more bike/pedestrian-friendly connections) should be aware of.
“We’re hosting two ‘Bike Walk Talks’ in the Town of Ashland/Hanover County next month,” Wijeyeratne wrote. “These are informal, happy hour-style events where we hear what residents have to say about changes they would like to see made to the biking and walking environment in Hanover/Ashland. We’re hoping to use these events to build momentum as Hanover County gears up for an update of their comprehensive plan, and as we get ready to launch our next Bike Walk RVA Academy in Hanover this spring.”
And in a blog post on their website, the SBs write: The Hanover County Board of Supervisors recently created a Bicycle and Pedestrian Citizen Engagement Committee and will be exploring ways to plan for a more bikeable and walkable county in the upcoming Comprehensive Plan update. And we’ll soon be launching a Bike Walk RVA Academy in Hanover to help increase public engagement and advocacy throughout this process.
We want to tell you more about all of these exciting developments! That’s why we’re hosting two informal “Bike Walk Talk” happy hours in Hanover County over the next month. Please join us, have some food and drink, and let’s discuss how we can work together to make Hanover County a better place to walk, bike, and live for everyone.
More info on Bike Walk Talk: Mechanicsville on February 2
More info on Bike Walk Talk: Ashland on February 9