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MAYOR BUTTIGIEG DEDICATES SHARED LANE MARKINGS

By | 2013-05-06T14:54:18+00:00 May 6th, 2013|Categories: Advocacy, Events, Infrastructure, News|Tags: , |

Sharrows Lane Marking Mayor Pete Buttigieg will dedicate South Bend’s first shared lane markings at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 on Colfax Avenue, near the intersection of Colfax and Lafayette Boulevard. The Mayor will also proclaim May as “Bike Month.” Shared lane markings, popularly known as “sharrows,” are pavement markings consisting of a chevron [...]

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$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 [...]

South Bend becomes third Indiana city to pass three foot rule

By | 2013-03-19T14:57:05+00:00 March 12th, 2013|Categories: Advocacy, News|Tags: |

SOUTH BEND -- A new law will soon take effect requiring drivers to leave at least three feet of space between themselves and any bicycle they attempt to pass. The South Bend Common Council passed the measure unanimously Monday night, to the applause of several bicyclists in the room. No one spoke in opposition to the [...]

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 [...]