South Bend cautiously moving forward on bike sharing

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Apr 112017
 

SOUTH BEND — The city can likely support a bike-sharing program, but officials want more time to determine which type.

The issue’s complexity, some of it coming as a surprise to the city administration, warrants more research and planning, Mayor Pete Buttigieg said Monday, moments after he announced details of his second annual Mayors’ Bike Ride at a Howard Park news conference.

“We want to make sure we get this right the first time,” Buttigieg said, “because when you lock in on a certain plan, especially if it’s a private partner, you have to make sure you’re getting it right. But the sooner we can have it, the better, because I really do think it will be an enhancement to quality of life here.”

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Mar 182016
 
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studebakerSouth Bend, Ind. The city of South Bend is filled with history and the Bike Michiana Coalition is trying to get the community to see some of the city’s historic sites.

On Saturday at 8 a.m., families or individuals can take advantage of that opportunity by registering for the Studebaker Bendix Heritage Trail bike ride.

“Normally it’s a driving tour but this is a special day to end bike to work week,” said Evie Kirkwood of St. Joseph County Parks.

Riders will get the opportunity to tour some of the city’s most unique buildings that are not available to tour on a regular basis.

Some of these buildings include the former Bendix Headquarters, now known as Curtis Products, with a tour of the fourth floor that includes Vincent Bendix’s office.

The Studebaker Clubhouse at Bendix Woods County Park will also be open along with St. Paul’s Church built by one of the Studebaker brothers.

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Sep 052015
 
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MACOG four county region

Active Transportation is the means of getting around by human energy, primarily walking and bicycling. According to the Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG), this transportation mode promotes healthy people, a healthy environment, a healthy economy and mobility for all. There is growing interest in active transportation, not only in Michiana, but nationwide. With that in mind, MACOG is developing a Regional Active Transportation Connectivity Plan.

MACOG will analyze current networks and identify gaps in order to create a vision for active transportation in the region. They are looking for stakeholders: people who may be affected by increased active transportation. If you are interested in being involved in the planning process, they have asked that you send an email to MACOGDir@MACOG.com, with the subject “Active Transportation Connectivity Plan”.

Feb 192015
 

nictd-logoThe Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission has created a survey to find out whether residents are interested in the possibility of allowing bikes onto South Shore trains. The commission posted a press release to its website. The survey was reported by ABC57 news.

The BMC is encouraging cyclists to participate in the survey, even if an occasional  ride to downtown Chicago or Dunes Park for a day of riding is your only goal. You can read the details and  take the survey at http://www.abc57.com/story/28072451/survey-created-to-gauge-interest-in-bikes-being-allowed-on-south-shore