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South Bend gets bicycle marching orders

By | 2010-12-01T14:20:54+00:00 December 1st, 2010|Categories: education, News|Tags: , , , , |

The League of American Bicyclists (LAB) has given South Bend very specific guidelines on how to maintain and enhance its designation as a Bicycle Friendly Community. In all, there were some 41 recommendations, but five stand out as being the most important. Currently, The City has a Bronze Level rating. By incorporating some of [...]

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Bike Michiana receives $5,500 for education

By | 2010-01-15T12:35:34+00:00 January 15th, 2010|Categories: education, News|Tags: , , , |

Judy Lee has been piloting safety classes for 3rd graders and has been splitting her efforts between the pilot education program and a search for funding sources. The education program has been a resounding success, and now her search for funding is beginning to succeed.  The Michiana Bicycle Association has donated $1,000 and Memorial [...]

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Bike Michiana Coalition lends financial support for biking and walking

By | 2010-01-01T12:42:14+00:00 January 1st, 2010|Categories: Advocacy, education, Facilities, Infrastructure, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

The coalition has earmarked $3,500 for support of bicycle advocacy, infrastructure and safety. Three specific programs have been identified, and funding has been set aside to support them. The programs are Children’s Education, South Bend Bike Lanes, and the LaSalle Trail. […]

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Door zone safety

By | 2009-08-25T18:02:09+00:00 August 25th, 2009|Categories: education|Tags: , , |

Do you know anyone who has been 'doored'? By that, I mean riding alongside parked cars, and having a driver or passenger open their door into the path of the bicyclist. It's not uncommon, although I personally know of only one such crash. The experienced adult cyclist suffered a broken arm. There have been cases where [...]