Aug 122014
 

Chippewa Ave. at Michigan St. and Main St. in South Bend, Ind.

South Bend is committed to designing their streets to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. But this is a challenge at the Chippewa intersections with Main Street and Michigan Avenue as the latter two thoroughfares are converted from one-way to two-way travel.

How will cyclists cope with the new traffic patterns? You can learn what engineers have in mind, and add your own voice to the design by attending a public presentation on Thursday, August 21 at 5:30 pm in the O’Brien Center, 321 E. Walter St., South Bend, Ind. Public input will be welcome. Continue reading »

Aug 062014
 

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Everyone is invited to attend this event!

When: Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
Where: At the trail next to the Niles Township Hall on Bell Rd Just east of 933.  Niles Township Hall/South Fireman’s Park 320 Bell Road, Niles, MI 49120

Rain location: Inside Niles Township Hall
What: Niles Charter Township will cut the ribbon on a 3.3-mile section of the soon to be 34-mile Indiana – Michigan River Valley Trail from Niles, MI to Mishawaka, IN. Niles Charter Township Phase I is from the Indiana state line to Brandywine Creek Nature Park (just north of US12).

Everyone is encouraged to bring your own bike or walking shoes and join us for a walk or ride after the ceremony!

 Click here to view the flyer!

Bike Michiana has been an ongoing financial supporter. And considers us to be a partner.

Jul 242014
 

Graduate students at Indiana University South Bend have been studying two projects in conjunction with the City of South Bend. One study involves the southern downtown area, “South Hub” anchored by Four Winds Field. The other involves the abandoned railway on the city’s northwest side.

The students will present their project concepts in a forum that is free and open to the public at 6:00 pm Monday July 28th at the St. Joseph County Main Library, Colfax Auditorium (Lower Level), 304 Main St., South Bend, IN.

The public is invited to this presentation by the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) who has selected South Bend as a study area for their Summer 2014 Capstone Class. Continue reading »

Jul 212014
 

Niles Charter Township Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

When: Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

Where: Niles Township Hall/South Fireman’s Park 320 Bell Road, Niles, MI 49120

What: Niles Charter Township will cut the ribbon on a 3.3-mile section of the soon to be 34-mile Indiana – Michigan River Valley Trail from Niles, MI to Mishawaka, IN. Niles Charter Township Phase I is from the Indiana state line to Brandywine Creek Nature Park (just north of US12).

Jul 212014
 

The DNR Division of Outdoor Recreation is creating an update to the 2006-16 Indiana State Trails Plan: “Hoosiers on the Move.” The Trails Plan guides the development and expansion of a statewide system of trails to be used for public recreation and transportation. As part of the planning process, they’re conducting an online survey of statewide trails stakeholders. This survey will cover trails operations, maintenance, legal issues, funding, legislative questions and more. The survey will attempt to assess stakeholder needs and issues that may have been missed previously.

Click here to take the survey.