City asks residents to take bicycle survey
The city of Davis is asking residents and anyone familiar with biking in Davis to take the League of American Bicyclists survey to help rank the city’s bicycle friendliness.
This survey is meant to provide context for the LAB’s decision-making process, as well as valuable feedback for the city directly from bicyclists in the community. Award results are expected to be announced in December. The survey is open until Nov. 15 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BFC_Fall20.
Every four years, the city completes the recertification application to be designated as a bicycle-friendly community for which it has earned Platinum status since 2005. In 2013, the LAB added a new higher level of a bicycle friendly community status — Diamond. As of 2020, no community has achieved Diamond level. To learn more about the criteria for each bicycle-friendly level, check out: https://www.bikeleague.org.
The 2020 Bicycle Friendly Community application evaluates communities by five criteria: (1) education; (2) engineering; (3) ridership, crashes, fatalities; (4) evaluation; and (5) encouragement. The application includes both closed and open-ended questions and community input.
“I am proud of the city of Davis’s bicycle friendliness,” said Mayor Gloria Partida. “I encourage community members to complete the LAB survey and show their pride for biking in Davis.”
To show their pride in the Davis bicycling community, the city is asking residents to post messages of gratitude on their windows and doors. Seven messages can be printed on a home computer, which include facts about the Davis bike community and space to share favorite thing about biking in town.
Jennifer Donofrio, the city of Davis bike and pedestrian coordinator, recommends that community members add their own artwork to the messages to show pride and let neighbors know they support the Davis bike community. The messages and survey can be found at https://www.cityofdavis.org/bikes.
For more information, contact Donofrio at email@example.com.
Crossposted from the Davis Enterprise
A Message from Davis Climate Strike folks:
This Friday - today - we will dedicate our climate strike to Eva and her passionate defense for the rights to dignity and respect for all life. She loved all forms of dancing so we will have her colorful scarves on hand and music. Please wear a facemask and maintain 6 feet of social distance. Please join us TODAY in Eva's memory at the corner of 5th and B, 12:30-2pm.
You may have heard of Eva Dopico who left us last year around this time. She was a beloved teacher at Cesar Chavez Elementary that suffered and eventually succumbed to depression.
Eva was a bright light in our community and an ardent defender of equality and belonging for all. She worked tirelessly and joyfully to restore healthy relationships with the Earth and all her creatures.
Eva had a clever, project-based learning approach to teaching climate change to her second grade class. Each student was asked to build a solar oven with their family, which became a model to learn the science of global warming and how greenhouse gases are trapped by our planet's thickening atmosphere. From there she talked about other impacts of human-induced climate change and told the stories of youth leaders.
Eva was passionate about water and protecting marine life in the oceans from plastics and pollution. She frequently transformed into mermaid form, an experience she also shared with her young students. She was a woman of many superpowers and is dearly missed.
Eva wanted to join the climate strike and march with us in September 2018 but was unable to find a substitute teacher.
This Friday - today - we will dedicate our climate strike to Eva and her passionate defense for the rights to dignity and respect for all life.
She loved all forms of dancing so we will have her colorful scarves on hand and music. Please wear a facemask and maintain 6 feet of social distance.
Please join us in Eva's memory at the corner of 5th and B, 12:30-2pm.
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