The South Bend Green Ribbon Commission has named Jeff Nixa as Chair of their Transportation Committee. Nixa will be responsible for “green oriented ideas for all things transportation” according to Chris Dressel, a South Bend City Planner.
I recently had the honor of speaking before the South Bend Lions Club. The Lions are active in various civic activities, including bicycling and bicycle safety. They are in the process of building a new web site and would like to include a Bicycle Safety Page. As Lou Gillespie explained it to me, they would like to have an ‘Illustrated Rules of The Road’.
Lou’s problem is in finding a web designer to help build this page. The Lions have a volunteer web designer building their new site, but they need someone to zero in on the new bicycle safety page. I told Lou I would be happy to reach out to Bike Michiana folks to seek the talent he needs. If you or someone you know would like to work with the Lions on this worthwhile project, Lou would love to hear from you. Contact Louis B. Gillespie firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Lakeville Lions Club is organizing the ride, and proceeds will benefit various community service projects. The cost is $10, and riders will have their choice of four routes from 10 to 100 miles in length. A pancake breakfast and snacks will be provided. Visit the web site for details.
A 14 year old boy was struck in the crosswalk at Niles and Lincoln Way East. From the brief article in the South Bend Tribune, it sounds like this was a classic ‘Ride Out from Sidewalk’ accident: these accidents account for 0.7% of all accidents where the cyclist is entering the roadway. Read the full story. (You’ll need to page down.)