Villareal Elementary Hosts Transportation Fair Saturday

Villareal Elementary Hosts Transportation Fair Saturday
Posted on 01/22/2015
This is the image for the news article titled Villareal Elementary Hosts Transportation Fair SaturdayFamilies in the Olmito community are invited to attend a Connected Communities Multimodal and Active Transportation Fair Saturday at Villareal Elementary School.

The Fair, scheduled to run from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., is intended to bring community members together to help designate the location of a new bus stop/shelter that will serve the area.

Olmito residents are encouraged to attend and learn more about transportation needs, means of transport, and future transportation options. Educational materials will be presented about existing bus routes and destinations, as well as about a proposed bike route in Olmito.

The Fair is part of the Connected Communities project, which raises awareness to low-income communities and area residents by educating them and collecting data in engaging ways.

BikeTexas will partner with the City of Brownsville to bring approximately 150 bicycles and helmets that fair participants may use to ride. Participants may also opt to bring their own bicycles.

About a dozen bicycles have been donated from local individuals and businesses that will be raffled to Villareal Elementary students who attend. There will also be giveaways to participants.

A bus will be available to tour Olmito residents around the area. Participants will be asked for ideas about improving transportation in Olmito, including sidewalks, bicycle lanes and a bus stop/shelter.

Joint sponsors of the Fair include Valley Metro, Los Fresnos CISD, Community Development Corporation of Brownsville, BikeTexas, Brownsville Metro, the City of Brownsville and the BC Workshop.

BikeTexas is a non-profit, state-wide organization advances bicycle access, safety and education.

For more information, contact Luciana Morales at the Community Development Corporation of Brownsville at 956-541-4955 or Fernando Martinez of BikeTexas at 512-810-8179.
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