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 […]

Mar
8
2012

Senate Preparing to Vote on New Transportation Bill

Via bikeleague.org: The Bike Apocalypse (A-bike-alypse?) will not come…yet. We were fearful when the new transportation bill (MAP-21) failed to include any of the funding traditionally made available for pedestrian and bicycle transportation, but the support that was relayed to Senators from across the country has had the desired effect: the Cardin-Cochran amendment will restore funding of bicycling and walking to the bill. Some 50,000 sent messages to their Senators. Check the League of American […]

Mar
1
2012

Minutes from Feb. Pedestrian Bicycle Advisory Committee meeting

Pedestrian Bicycle Advisory Committee Minutes from February 14, 2012 Lincoln Parks and Recreation – 2740 “A” Street   Members Present:  Gary Bentrup, Parks Coble, Rick Dockhorn, Barb Fraser, Marynelle Greene, Elaine Hammer, Delrae Hirschman, Jordan Messerer, Dalyce Ronnau, Bill Spielman, Beth Thacker, Bill Wehrbein. Staff Present:  Terry Genrich, David Cary, Harry Kroos, Lynn Johnson, J.J. Yost, Mike Heyl Others Present:  Bob Boyce, Damon Hershey   This meeting was called to order at 7:00 a.m. followed […]

Feb
27
2012

Nine new LCI's for Lincoln

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 718 bicyclists were killed and 51,000 were injured in crashes with motor vehicles in 2009.  For their own and others safety, operators of motor vehicles are required to follow the rules of the road, to properly maintain their vehicles, understand avoidance tactics and practice defensive driving. All of which is taught by different means throughout the nation (thinks Driver’s Ed class when you where 15, or STOP […]

Feb
27
2012

Nine new LCI’s for Lincoln

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 718 bicyclists were killed and 51,000 were injured in crashes with motor vehicles in 2009.  For their own and others safety, operators of motor vehicles are required to follow the rules of the road, to properly maintain their vehicles, understand avoidance tactics and practice defensive driving. All of which is taught by different means throughout the nation (thinks Driver’s Ed class when you where 15, or STOP […]

Feb
27
2012

"Build it, and they will come."

A 6-minute mini-documentary tells the story of how the Dutch acquired their famous network of urban bicycle paths. Sequence of events: 1. Primarily pedestrian and bicycle traffic (early 1900s) 2. Booming economy =  more cars + more sprawl + more roads = high pedestrian/cyclist fatality rate (middle 1900s) 3. Protests + Economic crisis = Bicycling returns (late 1900s) Click through and check the link.

Feb
27
2012

“Build it, and they will come.”

A 6-minute mini-documentary tells the story of how the Dutch acquired their famous network of urban bicycle paths. Sequence of events: 1. Primarily pedestrian and bicycle traffic (early 1900s) 2. Booming economy =  more cars + more sprawl + more roads = high pedestrian/cyclist fatality rate (middle 1900s) 3. Protests + Economic crisis = Bicycling returns (late 1900s) Click through and check the link.

Feb
19
2012

Grants To Repair Sheridan Bridge Over Rock Island, New Trail

Via the Journal Star Summary: Lincoln received two grants to repair the Sheridan Bridge over the Rock Island Trail and to put in a small, 1.25 mile segment of trail connecting 14th and Humphrey Avenue to Kooser Elementary School in NW Lincoln. The project does not have a start date yet, but the grant money is intended to be used in the next three years.

Feb
16
2012

Roll-Out Party!

We hope to see you there!

Feb
16
2012

Roll-Out Party!

We hope to see you there!