A follow up to Bicyle Trails from August 13, 2009.
Since my youngest sister is so adamant about sharing the bike trails with everyone, she took the time to read the PiP post (thanks, Erin) and the LIRR Wading River Rail Trail website. Deciding to take action, she emailed the webmaster, Denis Byrne, with suggestions for the bike route and questions about whom she can contact to lend her support.
For anyone interested, the best people to contact are Congressman Tim Bishop, Suffolk County Legislators Dan Losquardo and Vivian Vilora-Fisher, and NYS Senator Ken LaValle. While there are plans in place for the trail, the problems lie with funding and responsibilities of parties involved, mainly LIPA (Long Island Power Authority) and Suffolk County. The best thing to do is to contact those above and show support (click on the names for their and emails). Support from all ages would prove that the bike trails would be a great asset to the community.
Any kids reading this? Are you unsure of where to start? Open a word document and write how you feel about the bicycle trails and why you like them. How would it help your community? What do you think would make them better? You can write the same email to everyone, just change the heading “Dear _________” for each one. Share this email with your friends and family and ask them to write a similar one or to sign it with you. The email/letter does not have to be long – a little support can go a long way!