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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 [...]

$18,400 in local bicycle funding announced

By | 2013-04-03T22:38:34+00:00 March 22nd, 2013|Categories: Advocacy, education, Events, Facilities, Infrastructure, News|Tags: , , , , , |

The Bike Michiana Coalition (BMC) has approved 2013 funding for six local bicycle organizations and projects as well as memberships in two statewide and two national bicycle advocacy organizations. This funding supports the BMC 3-E’s mission of Encouraging bicycling for commuting and recreation; Expanding and improving bicycle infrastructure; and Educating citizens and government about bicycle safety [...]

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IN-MI Trail scheduled for yea/nay vote in Niles Township

By | 2013-03-15T18:16:25+00:00 March 15th, 2013|Categories: Advocacy, Events, Facilities, Infrastructure, News|Tags: , , |

Niles Township Hall The Niles Township Board is expected to make an up-or-down vote on Monday, March 18, at 7 pm in the Niles Township Hall. The vote was expected two weeks earlier, but the board surprised many observers by tabling the issue until the 18th. At issue, is the extension of 4.5 miles [...]

IN-MI Trail hits bump in Michigan

By | 2013-03-01T02:11:51+00:00 March 1st, 2013|Categories: Advocacy, Events, Facilities, Infrastructure, News|Tags: |

The Niles Township portion of the trail has been approved and mostly funded by Michigan state officials. Much of the trail in the City of Niles has already been built as has most of the Indiana portion. An engineering firm has recommended that the trail cross US-12 in Niles Township at grade with a stoplight: this [...]

IN-MI Trail completion by 2018?

By | 2013-01-18T14:01:49+00:00 January 18th, 2013|Categories: Advocacy, Facilities, Infrastructure, News|Tags: , , , |

Indiana (blue) and Michigan (red) proposals The Indiana-Michigan River Valley Trail is a 34 mile multi-use trail extending from Niles, MI to Mishawaka, IN (and someday beyond). As with all bicycle/pedestrian transportation projects, it is a favorite project of nearly all regional residents, but a favorite scapegoat of many transportation skeptics: as such it [...]

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