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Mishawaka Mayoral Election news

Posted by Paul Taylor on October 17, 2011

The Bike Michiana Coalition (BMC) sent an online  questionnaire to the candidates for mayor in Mishawaka.  The questionnaire consisted of nine questions.
Dave Wood responded, while Craig Fry did not.  Listed below are the questions and answers to
the questionnaire from Wood. Since Fry did not respond, the BMC has resorted to
a South Bend Tribune report and on archived web site posts to shed light on Fry’s
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The year in review – good things cycling in 2010

Posted by Paul Taylor on January 2, 2011

This is the time of year to reflect on accomplishments for the year just ended. Here is a short summary of Michiana good things cycling.

Bike to Work Week saw miles ridden in The Corporate Challenge increase to 26,154 from 16,179 (an increase of 74%). Also the number of teams increased to 119 from 111 (an increase of 7%) and South Bend closed off a street so the Bike Michiana Coalition could host an organic blueberry pancake breakfast.

Bike Michiana for Hospice saw the number of riders increase to 475 from 273 (an increase of 102%). Increases are expected again in 2011 since several new features will be added, including a 200 mile route. Read the rest of this entry »

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SB0361 – New bicycle bill for 2010 is introduced

Posted by Paul Taylor on January 18, 2010

In 2009 a bill was introduced and passed both chambers of the legislature, but died in the reconciliation process.

A similar bill, SB0361 has been introduced by Sen. John Broden. This bill is nearly identical to the 2009 bill as passed by the House. The bill has most of the provisions requested by cyclists, but also contains some objectionable provisions. In all, most cyclists agree that it is a giant step forward, and can win enough votes to become law.

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Twyckenham Across South Bend Ave: Will It Be Safe for Pedestrians & Cyclists?

Posted by Henry Scott on September 26, 2008

Pedestrian waiting to cross South Bend Ave

Pedestrian waiting to cross South Bend Ave

The Tribune posted a brief announcement yesterday that road work was set to begin Monday to connect Twyckenham Drive with its relatively new northern extension (north of South Bend Ave., along the Notre Dame campus).

I’ve been particularly interested in this intersection since moving to South Bend in 2003. Back then, Twyckenham had the only striped bicycle lanes in the entire city. Yet, they didn’t really go anywhere! The lanes started at Mckinley and stopped at South Bend Ave — just short of the most obvious destination: Notre Dame. For a northbound cyclist to reach Notre Dame, she would have to leave the bicycle lane and negotiate one of the most dangerous intersections in the entire city (see map and picture below).

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More Goshen Bike Lanes information

Posted by Phil G-E on August 21, 2008

The following is an edited version* of an email exchange between a Goshen Bikes participant and Mary Cripe, one of the city engineers  The content of this exchange focuses on areas on the southeastern side of Goshen. Thanks to Elizabeth Yoder for making the effort and passing along the information.

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