Bicycling for Louisville

Ride Your Bicycle in the Clifton Easter Parade!

Saturday, April 3rd - 11 A.M.
Meet at St Marks - 2822 Frankfort Ave.
All are welcome! Kids especially!

Print and Post these Posters Pretty Please!

 

"bike move" gets new office stocked in style

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.

Witness, if you dare, Extreme Green Alternative Transportation:


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Lots more pix below the fold...

Bicycling and Walking - how does the region stack up?

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?

1st = top third of states/cities (good)
2nd = middle third of states/cities
3rd = worst third of states/cities (bad)

  Mode Share Safety Funding Staffing Bike/Ped policies Advocacy Capacity
Louisville 2nd 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 1st
Indianapolis 3rd 2nd 1st 3rd 3rd 3rd
Nashville 3rd 3rd 1st no data 3rd 1st
Kentucky 3rd 2nd 2nd 3rd 2nd no data
Indiana 3rd 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 1st
Ohio 3rd 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 2nd

My take on this below the fold...

One Road Update

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Wednesday's trip to the capitol has been suspended for this week. Thanks to all who came out yesterday.

Strengthen Bicyclist & Pedestrian Rights

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Help Pass KY House Bill 88

Kentucky House Bill 88 would make it easier to prosecute reckless drivers who hit pedestrians and bicyclists. By making it clear that Kentucky will not tolerate reckless driving, HB 88 will make our roads safer for everyone and will encourage walking and bicycling.

How to Help

To pass House Bill 88, we need Rep. John Tilley, who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, to take action on the bill at the Judiciary Committee next meeting. We're utilizing three tactics to achieve this:

Bike/Ped Protection Campaign in Kentucky

Last night Bicycling for Louisville unveiled their "One Road" Pedestrian & Bicycling protection program. The C-J has an accurate writeup. The one thing I would add to that is that the activists behind the new law consider ourselves to be pedestrians as much as we consider ourselves to be cyclists, because everyone needs to be able to safely travel on our streetscape.

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