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South Bend to add protected on-street bicycle lanes

By | 2014-03-24T13:40:43+00:00 March 7th, 2014|Categories: Facilities, Infrastructure, News|Tags: , |

One of the visual aids at a recent open house If current plans hold, a major east-west artery in downtown South Bend will be sporting new sharrows and protected bike lanes in the summer of 2014. As part of a streetscape project intended to make the area more attractive, safer, and friendlier, 0.3 miles [...]

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South Shore Line Receives Public Comment about Bikes on Trains

By | 2014-02-20T15:19:57+00:00 February 20th, 2014|Categories: Advocacy, Facilities, Infrastructure, News|Tags: , , |

Bike parking at South Shore station in South Bend A key phase of a study largely paid for with federal funds has just been concluded.  When fully completed, the study will show the feasibility of allowing roll-on bicycles on the South Shore commuter rail line, which runs between South Bend and Chicago. Currently, the [...]

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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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