Digging In with Mike Brooks: Building for People

October 3, 2016

Mike began to rhyme with bike in 2009 when he spied an article in the local White Bear paper about a local group organizing to promote safer biking and walking in the area. He attended the meeting and since then has volunteered many thousands of hours working through the White Bear Lake Bike Walk Task Force and NE Communities Bike Walk and other organizations to remind local, regional, county and state officials about gaps, needs and solutions to ensure the mobility of people is not lost in governments’ daily efforts. He is an advisor to Active Living Ramsey County and the recently completed Ramsey County Ped and Bike plan. He is a League of American Bicyclists certified bike safety instructor pursuing an ongoing education in bike safety with while teaching people of all ages and abilities how to safely and confidently drive bicycles on any infrastructure.

Mike will discuss the role of advocacy in many of the White Bear Lake area projects that have provided safer walking and biking options as well as opportunities in the future to “Dig In”.