Good meeting today with Charles, Loren, Ian, Maurice, and Sally, again. We talked about various other things in addition to the following, but before summarizing that, I thought I should post the meat and potatoes of the meeting, which was the following:
For our “FREE CLINIC ON GETTING YOUR OLD BIKE ROLLING AGAIN” (or whatever we'd be calling it), here are our tasks and how they've been delegated—or not—so far:
Getting the Word Out:
advertizing via flyers posted in business windows, etc.
> Sally will have a proposed design by next week
advertizing via The Times, Forum, etc.
> someone wanna volunteer?
- advertizing via blogs
> Loren, Robert, Jon Schleuss, and others; Loren will work on a post and contacting Robert and Jon
- email lists
> Sally through South Highlands list
> Loren through Centenary list
> Ian through bike lists
> Maurice and others through their own
Getting Banners and Signs:
using clinic to recruit contributors to this group's efforts for a more bikeable Shreveport, options ranging from "complete streets" with bike lanes, to bike paths along bayous, to levee-top paths, converting narrow bayous to bike paths by capping with drains, etc.
Collecting Funds from ABetterShreveport contributors to pay for the above.
Creating a Formal Organizational Structure that allows funds to be tracked and makes the group accountable for use of funds.
more from today's meeting when I get a chance.