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Archive for March, 2007

Bike to Work Day Thursday, May 17, 2007

Posted by judithrobert on March 19, 2007

The “Paint the Town with Bicycle Lanes” Committee has chosen Thursday, May 17 as Bike to Work Day for St. Joseph County. We encourage everyone to bike to work on May 17 and show your support for the creation of new bicycle lanes!

Events planned for Bike to Work Day

Gathering from 7 AM to 7 PM on the Gridiron at the Football Hall of Fame in Downtown South Bend

Some of the activities planned include the following:

-bicycle mechanic to inspect bicycles and give advice on the right bicycle for your lifestyle

-drawing of bicycling items from local bicycle shops and other items from local businesses

-pamphlets and brochures on bicycle safety and local bicycling groups

-free discount coupons for local restaurants and businesses

-free coffee and snacks and live music

Bicycle Ride at 5:30 PM on newly stripped bicycle lanes in South Bend

-Mayor Luecke has committed to striping 10 miles of bicycle lanes each year for the next five years

-the striping of new lanes will begin in May 2007

-show your support for the creation of bicycle lanes in South Bend and throughout St. Joseph County by joining in the ride!

Media Events

-Public Safety Messages for motorists and bicyclist on Billboards, Radio and TV

-County-City Display on bicycling and public safety

-Newspaper articles on bicycle lanes and their use

-Coordination of kids-bike-safety program with South Bend Police

 

See you there!

 

Bike to Work Week Chair, Jeff Nixa 574-246-1682

Paint the Town Committee, Chair, Judith Robert 574-287-0260

Marketing Coordinator, Melanie Myers 574-258-5483, ext.239

Sponsored by “Paint the Town with Bicycle Lanes Committee”

 

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South Bend plans to add 10 miles per year of bike lanes/trails

Posted by Jerry Hinnefeld on March 3, 2007

In case you missed it, Mayor Luecke announced during his State of the City address that the city intends to develop 10 miles of bike routes per year for the next ten years! The first lanes in this initiative should be painted in late April or early May, in time for Bike-to-Work Week, May 13-19. One piece of the first year’s lane additions will almost certainly be Twyckenham Dr., from McKinley (where the existing lanes end) to Ridgedale Rd.

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