Nov
4
2013

Innovative bicycle roundabout in The Netherlands

Bicycle infrastructure can be innovative and beautiful.  Check out this floating roundabout in The Netherlands.   Amazing!

Oct
30
2013

Grant Awarded to Help with Construction of the N-Street Protected Bikeway

Wow! The city and cyclists of Lincoln are on a roll (celebratory pun)!  First, Lincoln, Nebraska comes in first in the nation for the National Bike Challenge, now we have been awarded a $10,000 grant from People for Bikes via their Community Grants Program along with 9 other communities across the country!  Where is this money headed? To the N-Street Protected Bikeway, of course!  This will help the Great Plains Trails Network and the Nebraska Trails […]

Oct
9
2013

Bike and Bus Monthly Bike Rack Usage

Installed April of 2011, Lincoln StarTran’s Bike and Bus has seen steady growth. The numbers show that Lincolnites use their bikes for muli-transportational use. First number: bikes on bus for month/Second number: average bikes per day. (  ) = number of days buses operate that month. YEAR JAN                 FEB MARCH APRIL MAY 2011 —– —– —– 1064/41 (26) 1336/53 (25) 2012 1079/43 (25) 1117/45 (25) 1742/65 (27) 2029/81 (25) 2331/90 (26) 2013 1090/42 26 […]

Oct
2
2013

Press Release for Lincoln Bike Challenge

Lincoln Set to Celebrate 1st Place in National Bike Challenge (Lincoln, NE)—The city of Lincoln achieved first place among class one cities from across the country (cities with a population over 200,000) and is making plans to celebrate its national ranking on Monday, October 14, at the Brewsky’s Haymarket location beginning at 4 p.m. The hosts of the gathering are: BicycLincoln, Lincoln’s bicycle advocacy organization, Waste Cap Nebraska, a member-based, non-profit, Lincoln Lancaster County Health […]

Oct
1
2013

2013 National Bike Challenge

It was a cold wet day with even a threat of snow May 1st, the kickoff day of the 2013 National Bike Challenge. In the months to come we had temps in the 100’s and high humidity. But this is Lincoln Nebraska, and we are accustomed to riding our bikes in any of the moody weather swings we have in the mid-west. And ride our bikes we did! Lincoln had 1,117 riders sign on this […]

Jul
24
2013

Action Needed: Hwy 77 and Hwy 2 reclassification

As plans for the South Beltway take shape, it’s come to our attention that little comment from cyclists has been heard. Part of the issue is that sections of HWY 77 and HWY 2 are going to be reclassified as freeways, meaning no bikes allowed on the shoulder. What will this do? Well, for cyclists wanting to ride on pavement, it’s going to be difficult and dangerous to get south of town. Alternate roadways in […]

Jul
21
2013

Half Way There

We just passed the half way point for the 2013 National Bike Challenge. Right off the bat at the start of the Challenge, May 1st, Lincoln had a strong showing and we are still claiming a strong second place for class one cites, just a few points behind first place Madison WI. We have 1040 registered riders with 867 actively logging miles. Nationally we have a top five rider, two teams in the top fifty, […]

Jul
18
2013

Wilderness needs your help!

The Lincoln Parks and Recreation budget is in need of restoration in order to keep up with the maintenance of Wilderness Park.  As of now, Wilderness Park is mowed only twice a year.  With the budget restored Parks and Rec would be able to mow it 4 times a year.  It does not seem like much but it would be a considerable improvement for the park and the many Lincoln residents who enjoy everything wilderness […]

Jul
16
2013

Guest blog: Rise to the Challenge

Halfway through the National Bike Challenge, Lincoln’s residents are doing a great job of logging miles. We checked in with one rider, Michaella Kumke, who has been posting daily updates on her journey. It’s an inspiring one! Have a story to share? Contact us! -Elisabeth Rise to the Challenge by Michaella Kumke The trails were slushy and sloppy after an overnight, dusting of snow. It wasn’t more than an inch of accumulation, but did I […]

Jun
22
2013

Two Open Houses Tuesday

Lincolnites, we need your help! This Tuesday, June 25th, there are two open houses about issues affecting our community. First, the N Street Protected Bikeway is getting a show of its own: Open House Tuesday, June 25th 5-7:30 p.m. St. Paul United Methodist Church 1144 M Street Dining Room (enter on N Street) Please contact Ernie Castillo at ecastillo@lincoln.ne.gov with any questions Second, in about the same time frame, there’s a public meeting on the […]