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Archive for September, 2011

Goshen Named Bicycle Friendly Community

Posted by Phil G-E on September 16, 2011

I just saw this news on Facebook from the City of Goshen:

Goshen Named Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. The City joins South Bend, Bloomington, Carmel and Indiana/Marion County as the only other Indiana communities with this designation. The City is committed to promoting bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation.

Here’s a link to the press release reporting the addition of Goshen, IN as one of 11 new BFCs across the country for Fall 2011.

Very well done, Goshen Bikes! Thanks to all who helped make this happen!


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South Bend seeks railway abandonment

Posted by Paul Taylor on September 15, 2011

Two interconnecting branch lines of the Norfolk Southern Railway Co. running from South Bend’s west side to the Saint Mary’s College campus would be abandoned if a petition filed by the City of South Bend and other partners is approved.

Attorneys representing the City of South Bend, the Brothers of Holy Cross Inc., Holy Cross Village at Notre Dame and the Sisters of the Holy Cross Inc. filed the petition Tuesday with the federal Surface Transportation Board. The petition seeks to re-open the board’s 2008 ruling that there wasn’t a sufficient burden of proof for Norfolk Southern to abandon the 3.7 miles of rail lines, even though the railway company has indicated it will not sell the lines to any purchaser.

The above map shows 4 miles of unused railway. The city it trying to get all but 0.3 miles declared ‘abandoned’.
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Love this town.

Posted by Phil G-E on September 3, 2011

Here’s a sign posted at the Goshen Farmer’s Market.

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