Dec
26
2012

Minutes from December 11 Pedestrian Bicycle Advisory Committee

Pedestrian Bicycle Advisory Committee Minutes from December 11, 2012 Lincoln Parks and Recreation – 2740 “A” Street Members Present: Parks Coble, Julie Diegel, Rick Dockhorn, Barb Fraser, Marynelle Greene, Elaine Hammer, Jordan Messerer, Delrae Hirschman, Dalyce Ronnau, Bill Spielman, Beth Thacker, Bill Wehrbein, Michael Wylie. Staff Present: Terry Genrich, David Cary, Mike Heyl, J.J. Yost, Lynn Johnson, Glen Johnson Others Present: Michael Kleffner, David Schoenmaker, Damon Hershey This meeting was called to order at 7:00 […]

Dec
9
2012

PUBLIC INVITED TO OPEN HOUSE ON BIKING AND WALKING PLAN

Mark your calendar for an open house! The public is invited to an open house on the draft Bicycle and Pedestrian Capital Plan from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, December 15 at the Jayne Snyder Trails Center at Union Plaza, 21st and “Q” Streets. The draft plan includes an assessment of current conditions for biking and walking in Lincoln and Lancaster County as well as short- and long-range proposals for capital improvements to the biking […]

Sep
13
2012

Wilderness Park Bridge

For over a year now the bridge in Wilderness Park between Old Cheney and Pioneers has been out of commission. Having the bridge down has greatly hindered the usability of the multi-use trails we all cherish. But with the help of Lincoln Parks and Rec, Great Plains Trail Network, Friends of Wilderness Park, and others, the ability to have the bridge repaired is almost upon us. But a little more  is needed yet. Parks and […]

Aug
21
2012

Press Release on the Lincoln Commuter Challenge

Lincoln Set to Celebrate 3rd Place in National Bike Challenge   (Lincoln, NE)—The City of Lincoln, currently sitting in 3rd place out of more than 677 communities from across the country, is making plans to celebrate its national ranking on Friday, September 7 at Brewsky’s Haymarket location beginning at 6 p.m.   BicycLincoln; Lincoln’s bicycle advocacy organization, Waste Cap Nebraska, several local bicycle shops, the Transportation and Land Use Committee of the Mayor’s Environmental Task […]

Aug
6
2012

How to talk about cycling to a conservative

News Reviews In Print Online Store Forums Subscribe About Us Glossary About gearing Sell Bicycle Times Get our eNews Advertise Contact Us Contribute My Account Cart Login WEB XTRA Enter Print Link Code Follow us online: How to talk about cycling to a conservative Submitted by Friend of Bicyc… on Thu, 07/07/2011 – 12:54 Advocacy By Tom Bowden Illustration by David D’Incau, Jr. I’m a registered Republican and I consider myself pretty conservative—so what the […]

May
14
2012

Press Release on Lincoln Receiving a Bronze from The League of American Bicyclist

Lincoln Recognized for Promoting Biking and Walking The League of American Bicyclists today announced that Lincoln has been named a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community. The award recognizes Lincoln’s commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in promotion, education, infrastructure and policies. Lincoln also recently received an honorable mention award from the Walk Friendly Communities program for its efforts improved walkability and pedestrian safety through programs, plans and policies. A presentation ceremony for both […]

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 […]