I feel biking and bikers make people look at the streets as a community front yard and promote crime reduction and more vibrance in the people of the cities.
-Clayton Allen Keibler,
Bicyclists on Main Street, Louisville KY
HB1182 - Complete Streets - passes in house 90-4.
Next stop: the Senate!
Congratulations, Indiana Bicycle Coalition!!
The Alliance for Biking & Walking's Benchmarking Project is an ongoing effort to collect and analyze data on bicycling and walking in all 50 states and at least the 50 largest cities. They have just released their 2010 report. How does our region stack up?
= top third of states/cities (good)
= middle third of states/cities
= worst third of states/cities (bad)
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My take on this below the fold...
Update: new information from Tom Armstrong - click through.
Kentucky Representative David Osbourne has introduced a bill that would prohibit the transportation of people under the age of 18 in a bicycle trailer or "other apparatus."
The text of the bill is quite short and doesn't provide much specific information. However, what details are available can be found on the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission's website. No one seems to know what prompted this bill's creation or what the likelihood is that it might pass and become law.
As more infomation becomes available, I will share it with cartky.org readers.
Thank you to Michael Jones, Doric Real Estate, Tom Owen, and Public Works for somehow managing to get the sidewalk clear two and a half weeks early! We really appreciate it!
Photo: Public Works
Via Louisville Film Society:
"How do you move about Louisville? What does your motion say about the community in which you live? Do you ride a bike, a skateboard, or a moped? Think about what moves you, how you move, what excites movement. The Speed Art Museum and The Louisville Film Society would like to see through your eyes!
"Moving Movie Louisville is an opportunity to show how you move through Louisville and to have your ten minute video screened as part of the next Brown-Forman Art After Dark at the Speed on Friday, February 5th. Participants will receive two free tickets to the event. Just submit your 10 minute video on a DVD or check out a Flip camera by dropping by the UPS Store in the Highlands, 1355 Bardstown Rd! Bring a valid picture id and a credit card to check out a Flip Camera for 24 hours in order to make your 10 minute video. The cameras are simple and anyone can use one! Come on Louisville; let us see how you move!"
The Speed Art Museum website has more information.
Sooooooooo......whaddya doing next Tuesday night?
You say you have a date with your television? With your couch? Need to paint your nails? You say the icky cold, dark, winter weather makes you unwilling to leave the house and the warmth of your bunny slippers and snuggly thing?
Wellllllll.......I have a something that will warm you through and through. Come on out to Car-Free Happy Hour! It's so hot, IT'S PRACTICALLY ON FIRE! The tasty food and bevs at Car-Free Happy Hour will WARM your mouth, large intestine, small intenstine, stomach, etc. The fascinating conversation and excellent presentations will HEAT UP the neural pathways in your noggin. The fab new frienships you will forge will SET YOUR HEART ON FIRE. The residual toastiness from Car-Free Happy Hour will keep you thoroughly thawed until Spring arrives.
Bring a friend or two. They like to be warm, too!
Tuesday January 12
@The Monkey Wrench
1025 Barret Avenue
This bicyclist saw some purse-snatchers making an escape on a scooter, so thwarts their escape in a unique fasion.
Reminder: These are the opinions of the author, jammed out the door under deadline pressure, and not the opinions of CART as a whole.
On Sunday December 20th I undertook a bikeability tour of West Louisville. The purpose of the trip is to look at the area through the eyes of a bicyclist. Or more properly, through the eyes of many bicyclists, since different bicyclists have different needs and desires. I've built up all this mental hardware for analyzing bicyclist behaviors, and the cyclist I encountered today fit into three categories that should be desinged for:
These categories were chosen because they neatly categorized everyone I saw on two wheels west of 9th. In building facilities to attract new cyclists, we should be sure that they serve the needs of the existing cyclists in the area too.
Many more photos below the fold...