Unfortunately, my tenure with AOT is over and although I am not currrently residing in VT I will try to keep up with what is going on. I will not be able to attend the April 18th meeting but I did want to provide some of my thoughts on achievable objectives. 1) I think communication needs to be improved between both the coalition and the clubs scattered across the state and also between the coalition and AOT. For example, the spot improvement cards are a great idea but without any direct influence with AOT, it is ineffective. 2) Share the Road Campaign: this includes changes to the driver's manual, public service announcements and other promotional material. I know a lot of people are working on different aspects of this but this would also be an ideal opportunity for communication and cooperation between the groups. I know there were more suggestions that I wanted to include but they seemed to have slipped my mind. I apologize for this. There are a lot of good opportunities here but its important to remember that it's going to take some time for things to change. Be patient and try not to get frustrated with the setbacks. The Bike & Ped. Program is doing valuable work and it doesn't help anyone to vent your frustrations on them. I'm sorry for preaching but I wanted to share my perception of the time I spent working with AOT and the advocacy groups. Kudos to all for putting your time and effort into the cause. It's been a pleasure. Joshua ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com ========== VTBIKEPEDPOLICY-L: The Vermont Bicycle and Pedestrian Policy Discussion List Subscription control: http://list.uvm.edu/archives/vtbikepedpolicy-l.html. For help: email [log in to unmask] with the word "help" in the message body.