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 […]

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 […]