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Posted by on Dec 20, 2018 in FBA | 0 comments

Complete Streets Champion

Today we are happy to share, with permission, this recent BikeWalkLee Blog post:

Bonita Springs Deputy Mayor Peter O’Flinn Honored as 2018 Complete Streets Champion of the Year

In presenting the award to Deputy Mayor O’Flinn, Darla Letourneau of BikeWalkLee spoke of  O’Flinn’s rare combination of talents–a big picture vision along with the skill-set, passion, and focus to drive this vision to results on the ground.  “These are special gifts, and the citizens of Bonita and the larger Southwest Florida are lucky to have Peter is a leadership role in the community,” said Letourneau.

“BikeWalkLee is deeply grateful to Deputy Mayor O’Flinn for serving as an inspiration and role model for elected officials, staff, and advocates throughout Southwest Florida,” said Letourneau.

She also thanked the Mayor, Councilmembers, and the staff “for staying the course on this decades-long and continuing complete streets journey.”

In his remarks, Vice-Mayor O’Flinn acknowledged the Council, staff, and community leaders who were all instrumental in these accomplishments.  He emphasized the importance of the context-sensitive approach that is at the core of complete streets.  This approach is a way to make sure the City’s development and transportation plans are consistent with the community’s vision of preserving Bonita’s small city charm.
Report by Darla Letourneau

Vice Mayor O’Flinn (center with trophy) with BWL representatives (Darla, Doug, Sarah, to his right), along with Mayor Simmons (L) and member of Bonita Springs City Council

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