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IN-MI Trail development continues

By | 2013-12-16T13:33:03+00:00 December 16th, 2013|Categories: Facilities, Infrastructure, News|Tags: , |

Map of IN-MI River Valley Trail (click to enlarge) The IN-MI Trail planning and development group met in early December to review progress on this 34 mile interstate trail connecting Niles, Mich. to Mishawaka, Ind. Attendees included representatives from both states as well at the engineering firm currently doing engineering work on the Niles [...]

Is the time right for Michiana Bike Sharing?

By | 2013-12-06T10:45:57+00:00 December 6th, 2013|Categories: Advocacy, Facilities, Infrastructure, News|Tags: |

Bikeshare Docking Station in Washington DC Fourteen greater South Bend bike and transportation officials and advocates gathered to explore the possibility of a Bike Sharing Program in Michiana. The occasion included a Webinar presentation by the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) in a meeting room at the main St. Joseph County Library. [...]

Another Bike/Ped possibility in Michiana

By | 2013-10-24T17:31:11+00:00 October 24th, 2013|Categories: Facilities, News, Routes|

View AB-290 (Sub-No. 349X) in a larger map The national Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) has notified the BMC and other local advocacy and governmental organizations that an unused section of railway will probably be declared abandoned. The 1.5 miles of track is entirely within the city limits on South Bend’s southwest side, and will allow the property [...]

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LaSalle Trail and Granger Paths approvals in St. Joseph County

By | 2013-10-02T12:07:43+00:00 October 2nd, 2013|Categories: Facilities, Infrastructure, Routes|Tags: , , |

LaSalle Trail currently ends at Cleveland Road. It is scheduled to extend northward. Another step in the completion of these two bicycle/pedestrian projects has been approved, according to the South Bend Tribune. The St. Joseph County Commissioners Tuesday accepted engineering proposals for both future construction projects. The federal aid projects are for an extension [...]

Will colored bike lanes make the streets safer for cyclists?

By | 2013-09-30T22:47:51+00:00 September 30th, 2013|Categories: Infrastructure, News, Routes|Tags: |

Jefferson Avenue, South Bend The city of South Bend has joined a host of other cities, including Indianapolis and Chicago in painting bike lanes green. The green paint was first endorsed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in 2011 and has received wide acceptance among traffic officals throughout the country. In some cities, [...]