ALDERMAN ARNOLD CALLS ON MAYOR GATSAS TO ACCEPT CHALLENGE
OF U.S. TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY ANTHONY FOXX
MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Today mayoral candidate and former Alderman Patrick Arnold called on Mayor Ted Gatsas and city leaders to accept the challenge of U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to improve safety for bicycle riders and pedestrians.
“Manchester can and should be leading New Hampshire in being the best place to live and raise a family,” says Arnold. “We must move beyond business as usual and pursue innovative plans and solutions to our city’s challenges. Walking and biking contribute to the health, transportation and quality of life of all members of our city. Especially amid the long-awaited arrival of spring weather, an appropriate infrastructure should be accessible for pedestrians and bicyclists of all ages and abilities, and in every neighborhood of our city,” Arnold continued. “As mayor, I would accept Secretary Foxx’s challenge. I urge Mayor Gatsas and other candidates for public office to pledge the same.”
For more information about Secretary Foxx’s challenge and cities that have accepted the challenge, visit http://www.dot.gov/mayors-challenge