Bicycle people from all across the region are coming to Louisville: http://bikebikesoutheast.wordpress.com/about/
CTA now requires all their operators to watch this video twice a year. Awwww, that's just mean, CTA!!
But, seriously, there is some interesting stuff in this. The fact that half of it targets bus operators, and half of it targets cyclists actually works in its favor - you get to see the other user's point of view.
Attention anyone interested in helping plan Bike to Work Month: we're going to have a meeting Tuesday March 2 at 5:30 pm in the Highlands to brainstorm ideas. If interested, please reserve your spot by calling 644-6497 or use the General Information contact form.
One idea is to get workplaces competing to see how many employees can bike the most days to work.
This half-hour documentary looks at bike culture and bike lifestyles around the world with beautiful and inspiring scenes of bike use filmed in China, The Netherlands, Denmark, and the U.S.
This documentary touches on a surprising variety of subjects including romance, rebellion, early feminism, and spirituality - all viewed within the context of bicycling.
Everyone's favorite stimulus program, the TIGER grants, have been released today. The grant process was very competitive, with $60 billion of requests for a scant $1.5 billion of funding. The great thing about TIGER is that the money is not pidgeon holed for a single mode of travel (e.g. roads), but rather competitive based on benefit/cost analysis across all modes. So you see freight rail projects competing with highway projects competing with sidewalk improvement projects.
Update: No, its not the Big 4 ... added fresh info on the Big 4 below the fold...
Well, another Car Free Happy Hour has come and gone. Whit presented on the upcoming Bike!Bike! Southeast conference, and Zach and company presented on the Louisville Student Cycling Society. Here are some random photos from the event!
When Bicycling for Louisville decided they needed a new office, they also didn't want the tedium normally associated with moving - a truck, packing boxes for hours, back pain. Instead they decided to do a 'bike move' - a green alternative. It works like this: invite lots of people to each move a small bit of furniture on their bikes. Part work, part party, the bike move today went from downtown Louisville to Clifton.
Lots more pix below the fold...
Cleveland residents demand a bridge refurbishment include bike/ped facilities. Amazing how they shoe-horned the cantankerous language of transportation into such smooth verses.
That's right, Bicycling for Louisville is moving its office by human power, and you're invited to be part of it!
Please come and be prepared to haul cargo on your bike, even just a small box. The more the merrier! Please bring trailers, baskets, rope, bungee cords, even empty boxes if you have them. You get the idea. And be prepared to smile for the TV cameras.
What a great sound: it tinkles like a bike bell!