Friends of Falmouth Bikeways To Hold Annual Meeting

The Friends of Falmouth Bikeways, Inc. will have its annual meeting on Wednesday, April 30, at 5 PM in the Hallett Barn at Falmouth Historical Society. The public is welcome to attend.

The Friends, a membership-based nonprofit organization, provides additional private funds for townwide bicycle safety projects and improvements along the Shining Sea Bikeway. The bikeway is listed on Trip Advisor as the Number 1 attraction in Falmouth.

The agenda for the meeting includes the financial report, a summary of 2013 projects of the Friends of Falmouth Bikeways, a discussion of the proposed 2014 program to improve the Shining Sea Bikeway section between the new Katharine Lee Bates connector to the Woods Hole Road crossing, as well as the Falmouth Fund grant for a vegetation management plan for the Shining Sea Bikeway, Massachusetts bike month activities, and stewardship and maintenance issues on the Shining Sea Bikeway, including proposed work day schedules.

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Town engineer Peter McConarty will discuss plans for bike and pedestrian safety improvements in Falmouth, while parks superintendent Edwin (Rocky) P. Gomes will talk about bike path maintenance scheduling. The new Falmouth Bike Lab project will be presented. Questions or comments are welcome.

There will be light refreshments available. Falmouth Historical Society is at 55 Palmer Avenue, Falmouth. Parking is off Katharine Lee Bates Road.

For further information, e-mail Falmouth.Bikers@yahoo.com. 

Annual memberships for single ($15), family ($25), business ($50), or sustaining ($100) are due at this time. Donations and dues can be made online at www.friendsoffalmouthbikeways.com or by mail to Friends of Falmouth Bikeways Inc., c/o Leonard Johnson, Treasurer, 432 Wild Harbor Road, North Falmouth MA 02556. 

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