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South Bend Bike Station Team Moving Forward

By | 2008-11-17T04:41:31+00:00 November 17th, 2008|Categories: Advocacy, Facilities, News|

The newest Bike Coalition team is reaching a critical mass of committee members and activity.  After four monthly meetings the South Bend Bike Station team has identified several key projects and volunteers to move forward on those projects.  […]

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First Steps Toward a Bicycle Friendly South Bend

By | 2008-11-15T22:35:49+00:00 November 15th, 2008|Categories: Advocacy, Commentary, News|

Bike Michiana Coalition members Pete Colan and Jeff Nixa met with South Bend officials on November 14 to review the process for South Bend’s Bicycle Friendly Community application.  Present were Chris Dressel and Mike Divita of community development, city engineer Carl Littrell and public works director Gary Gilot.  […]

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Bike Coalition Seeks Grant Writers

By | 2008-11-01T19:17:01+00:00 November 1st, 2008|Categories: Advocacy, News|Tags: |

The Bike Michiana Coalition is seeking volunteer grant writers to explore funding sources for Coalition projects and campaigns.   The Coalition has a growing but unexplored list (29 to date) of potential grants and foundations to contact. In Coalition tradition, the grant writers will likely work as a small but passionate team, toward the goal of building Coalition funds for our affiliated groups, projects, safety and media campaigns.  Assistance will [...]

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Bike Coalition Board Meets with Mayor Luecke

By | 2008-09-27T20:49:07+00:00 September 27th, 2008|Categories: Advocacy, News|

Representatives of the Bike Michiana Coalition met with South Bend Mayor Steve Luecke for the first time (formally) on Sept. 22d.   The goal of the hour-long meeting was threefold: to share past concerns about communication and follow-up on promised actions (e.g. bike lanes); to describe the organization and current projects of the Coalition, and to seek opportunities to collaborate on mutual goals.  The Coalition recommended [...]

NPR radio feature on Bicyle Commuting/ Issues

By | 2008-09-06T19:01:51+00:00 September 6th, 2008|Categories: Advocacy, Commentary, Uncategorized|

National Public Radio recently aired a 30-minute feature on the pros and cons of urban bicycle commuting.   Bike advocates and adversaries are interviewed.  Listen  to the archived story at http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=93987420 Description from the NPR website: "Talk of the Nation, August 26, 2008 · High gas prices and heightened environmental awareness have led more bicyclists to take to already-congested [...]