May
9
2012

Planned Protected Bike Way In Danger!

At this month’s Pedestrian and Bicyclist Advisory Committee meeting we learned that the proposed protected bike way along N st., part of the downtown master plan project, faces opposition. There is still general acceptance for the protected bike way from the Mayor’s office, the Downtown Business Association, and the public as a whole. But those opposing the bike way are being the greater squeaky wheel. So let’s squeak back! On  May 30 there will be […]

May
9
2012

Press Release for Lincoln Bike to Work

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR 555 South 10th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508, 402-441-7511   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 7, 2012 FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Mike Heyl, Health Department, 402-441-3889 CITY ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO “BIKE TO WORK, LINCOLN!”   The City of Lincoln is partnering with the local bicycling community to encourage residents to participate in Bike to Work Week, May 11 through 18.  Those who sign up to participate will receive a free cinch bag full of […]

May
3
2012

Monthy Bike Rack Usage for Lincoln Buses

MONTHLY BIKE RACK USAGE (installed April 2011)             (First number is bikes on bus for month/average bikes per day from monthly use (  ) number of days buses operate that month) APRIL 2011 – 1064/41 (26) MAY 2011 – 1336/53 (25) JUNE 2011 – 1403/54 (26) JULY 2011 – 1549/62 (25) AUGUST 2011 – 2163/80 (27) SEPTEMBER 2011 – 2220/85 (26) OCTOBER 2011 – 2134/82 (26) NOVEMBER 2011 – 1527/61 (25) DECEMBER 2011 – 879/34 […]

Apr
20
2012

Lincoln now has four listed Bike Friendly Businesses with the League of American Cyclist

67 companies across the country were recognized this month as new Bike Friendly Businesses, and that brings the national total up to 412 businesses that have created a work environment that encourages bicycling through policy and environmental efforts.  Lincoln has 4 companies now that made the list.  Those companies (and their level of achievement) are:   Cycle Works – Silver   Pepe’s Bistro – Silver  (new)   UNL Campus Recreation – Silver (new)   Union […]

Apr
13
2012

Lincoln Commuter Challenge!

Lincoln’s bicycle community, along with support from the Mayor’s Office; Cleaner Greener Lincoln, WasteCap Nebraska, the Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department, BicycLincoln, and WorkWell invite you and your co-workers to participate in a new challenge for 2012. “The Get Up & Ride Bicycle Challenge” is an exciting new program that encourages people to bike for transportation and recreation.  It is open and free to anyone who lives in the Unites States or works for an […]

Mar
21
2012

Downtown Master Plan Update

Notes from the March 20th meeting with Portland-based consultants Cramball Arambula: The timeframe for these updates contains a series of meetings and public forums in May, culminating in a City Council Public Hearing in June for finalization, at which time the plans would be adopted as part of the Downtown Master Plan. This means that we are right near the end of the process now. This does not mean, however, that the plans will be […]

Mar
14
2012

Advocacy Alert! Down Town Master Plan open meeting

What: Lincoln Downtown Master Plan, Community WorkshopWhere: Cornhusker Hotel, 333 South 13th StreetWhen: Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 5:30p.m. to 7:00p.m. RSVP: Hallie Salem, Urban Development  Department, City of Lincoln at 402.441.7866 or hsalem@lincoln.ne.gov   Please join us from 5:30p.m. to 7:00p.m., Tuesday, March 20 for a presentation and lively discussion  about the Downtown Master Plan. The City of Lincoln, in collaboration with the Downtown Lincoln Association, is completing the update of the 2005 Master Plan. […]

Mar
8
2012

Update on LB1030 via Omaha Bikes

Via Omaha Bikes – LB1030: We were thrilled to learn that Sen. Tom Hansen from North Platte had introduced a bill in the Nebraska Legislature that would require motorists to give at least 3 feet of space when passing cyclists, pedestrians, and those operating motorized wheelchairs on the road.  An impressive group of cyclists from Omaha and Lincoln came together on February 6 to testify in favor of the bill in front of the Transportation […]