Recapping 2019’s Top 10 Stories Before We Count Down 2020’s Top 10

2020’s Top 10 Key West Bike, Walk, Transit and Streets for People Stories

By Chris Hamilton; December 8, 2020

In February 2019, Friends of Car-Free Key West was born with a mission to advocate for making our island easier and safer to get around by bicycling, walking and transit. We started the page knowing traffic and parking congestion are a drag on the quality of life and impede more people taking up biking. We know that when more people bike, walk and take the bus it makes our streets more efficient and opens them up to other uses for people. Research shows this is better for our environment, builds resilience, sustainability and combats climate change. It is better for local business. It makes us healthier, is more equitable, and makes us happier too.

While Key is unique, we try to show we can learn from others by sharing best practices from around the world. We’ve shone a light on local positive efforts and called out areas where we need to improve. With this in mind, at this time last year we started a series where we counted down the Top 10 Friends of Car-Free Key West Stories of 2019 on our Facebook page. We will be bringing you the Top 10 Key West Bike, Walk, Transit and Streets for People Stories of 2020 again at the end of this year. But before we get started we’re going to count down last year’s 2019 Top 10 to refresh our memories of where we’ve been. Especially as many of the 2019 stories carry over into 2020.

Starting tomorrow we’ll begin with 2019’s #10 and and then each day share another story until we get to #1 on December 18. THEN we’ll build on that and begin counting down 2020’s Top 10 till the end of the year.

We hope you enjoy this series and thank you for reading along.

Chris Hamilton
Chris Hamilton

A native of the District of Columbia, where for a couple decades+ he led the nationally renown Commuter Services unit for Arlington County, VA’s DOT, Chris has lived in Key West since 2015. He lives car-free downtown and works and volunteers for a couple non-profits.

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