Browsing articles from "March, 2013"
Mar
28
2013

Elections and Infrastructure

City primaries are coming up in both Lincoln and Omaha, and today, Omaha’s mayoral race brought cycling infrastructure to the front and center. During last night’s candidate forum, two candidates — Dave Nabity and Dan Welch — criticized incumbent mayor Jim Suttle for hiring a bike czar and supporting bike infrastructure. Suttle defended his decisions, citing his support of cycling as a part of transportation infrastructure. You can read the full story from the Omaha […]

Mar
22
2013

Lincoln Bike Challenge

  Last year the city of Lincoln hosted it’s first Bike Commuter Challenge. How it started was simply watching  Omaha have it’s own challenge, and how every year their challenge grew  in participation to the point that  their city officials had taken notice. Omaha’s challenge was having an impact on their city, in policy(encouraging more riders to speak out and be part of their community), economically (participants spending more at local bike shops and money saved […]

Mar
14
2013

N Street Protected Bikeway

Very soon the city of Lincoln could be putting in a two way protected bike lane on N St. connecting the Antelope trail on the east of downtown and the new Arena trail to the west. This east to west connection will be Lincoln’s first protected bike way, or “green lane”. You may remember last year, BicycLincoln, along with members of the downtown community, the Mayor’s Pedestrian Bicyclist Advisory Committee, Great Plains Trails Network, general […]

Mar
13
2013

Protected green lanes nearly double nationwide in 2012

December 20, 2012 The simple bike lane, the stripe of white paint that creates a space for riding on the road, is getting a makeover in cities across the U.S. The improved space, called a “green lane,” adds physical separation between moving cars and bikes, such as a curb, parked cars or plastic posts. A new inventory released today by the Green Lane Project shows the number of these protected green lanes on the ground […]

Mar
13
2013

Planning Department Survey on Long-Range Issues

Please take a few moments to fill out a survey on land use, transportation, planning and more. Plenty of space for comments, too! http://lincoln.ne.gov/city/plan/long/survey_pas.htm It won’t take long, and there’s an option at the end to be added in to their pool of participants for focus groups, if you really want to share your views!

Mar
7
2013

National Bicycle Summit 2013 Day 2, Part 2

May 5, 9:30 AM, time to get our learn on.   After the opening general session, we were let loose in the lower levels of the Renaissance Hotel for a bit of workshop learnin’.  I attend the IMBA workshop, “Making the Connection Between Recreation and Conservation”. Key points from this session. -Median age of membership at the Nature Conservancy is 62.  Without younger, broad based support moving forward, the movement will fail. -Human powered recreation […]

Mar
6
2013

National Bike Summit 2013 Day 2, part 1

May 5, 8:00 AM Tuesday was a long day at NBS13.  It started with General Session speeches from Congressman Ear Blumenauer (D-OR), Mayor Greg Ballard (R-Indianapolis), Congressman Tom Petri (R-WI) and Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD).  I was particularly impressed with Mayor Ballard and Sen. Cardin.   One of the main points made throughout the day is that cities are competing with each other to attract and retain “milenials”.  These are the young highly educated, highly […]

Mar
6
2013

National Bike Summit 2013 Day 1

May 4, 4:00am If you ask me few things in life should necessitate waking up before 6:00am.  I suppose getting up in time to catch a ride to Omaha for a 7:00am flight is one of them.  After being picked up by my buddy Justin and stopping for a sub-par cup of U-stop coffee, we grabbed Damon and headed to Omaha for the first leg of BicycLincoln’s trip to the 2013 National Bicycle Summit. We landed […]