St. Maarten’s 2nd annual Bike to School & Work Day on May 27th, was a resounding success for the hosts, Tri-Sport and the Friendly Island Triathlon Association, who increased the awareness of the need of complete streets (sidewalks and bicycle lanes) on the island.
Around the world, May is celebrated as Bicycle Month, and commuters are encouraged to use bicycles as their mode of transportation for at least one trip on a specific day that month to reduce their carbon footprint, improve health and reduce stress. Tri-Sport set up two pit stops at their shops in Simpsonbay and Marigot and one at the Texaco Station on Bush Road where cyclists and walkers could stop by and sign the petition, pick up their free commemoration T-Shirt, and enjoy a cold refreshment donated by Prime Distributours. The pit stops were open from 6:30 AM to 5:00 PM and saw lots of action from passing motorists as well who willingly added their names to the petition.
Tri-Sport managed to collect an additional 208 signatures for their ongoing Petition for Complete Streets in S. Maarten which included written and on line signatures. Their goal is to present Parliament and VROMI with a total of 1000 signatures to promote their vision of bicycle and pedestrian lanes on all of St. Maarten’s roads, and they have only a few hundred more to go.
If you would like to sign the petition, there is still time.
Go to http://www.petitionbuzz.com/petitions/sxmroads
Thanking you for your continuous support!
For more information please visit the facebook page or contact Tri-Sport St. Maarten at 1 (721) 545-4384 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.