Saturday, April 3rd - 11 A.M.
Meet at St Marks - 2822 Frankfort Ave.
All are welcome! Kids especially!
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...
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)
|Mode Share||Safety||Funding||Staffing||Bike/Ped policies||Advocacy Capacity|
My take on this below the fold...
Wednesday's trip to the capitol has been suspended for this week. Thanks to all who came out yesterday.
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.
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:
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.