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Archive for March, 2010

NIMBA Bike Swap Meet: Saturday, 3/27

Posted by Henry Scott on March 26, 2010

The 2010 bike swap meet will be hosted by NIMBA this year, and it will be this Saturday, March 27th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. As for previous years, it will be held at the Pinhook Lagoon Pavilion.

I’ve found some great deals there in past years — check it out! Also, if you have equipment you no longer need, you can sell it yourself or donate it to NIMBA so that they may sell it as a fundraiser. Admission is FREE!

See below for a map to the location.

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US Sec’y of Transportation in favor of bike-friendly planning

Posted by Phil G-E on March 17, 2010

See this blog entry from U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood for some great news!

Also see the US DOT Policy Statement on Bicycle and Pedestrian Accommodation Regulations and Recommendations.

Seems like Craig Fry might benefit from listening up a bit better!

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Bicycle friendly bills die in 2010 Indiana Legislature

Posted by Paul Taylor on March 13, 2010

Two bills were introduced this year: SB361 Bicycles and Traffic Safety, and HB1182 Complete Streets. Both died.

The Bicycles and Traffic Safety bill was almost identical to a bill that nearly passed in 2009, but it failed to gain traction this year.

The Complete Streets bill would have benefited pedestrians as much, perhaps more, than cyclist. It would have given Indiana a legal description of a ‘Complete Street’: a street or roadway designed for all users (not just motor vehicles).

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Riverwalk Extention – Public Input Session

Posted by Paul Taylor on March 12, 2010

Meeting will be on Wednesday, March 24, 7:00 p.m. at the Nuner Primary Center, 2716 Pleasant Street

South Bend has started a study for extending the existing riverwalk system to the east (21st street to Logan Street) connecting with the Mishawaka trail system.  This extension would expand the riverwalk to nearly 12 miles giving a comprehensive cyclist and pedestrian route for South Bend located along or adjacent to the St. Joseph River, from Darden Road to Logan Street. 

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Google Maps now includes Bike Routes

Posted by Paul Taylor on March 10, 2010

Google has just launched a new feature on their maps website: Bicycling. According to Google this has been the most requested addition to Google Maps.

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