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Friday, April 30, 2010

Saturday, May 8th at 8:30am parks department workers and area volunteers will meet at the Seltice Way Trail Head parking lot on the corner of Seltice Way and Northwest Boulevard. Our goal is to plant over 40 trees and 20 shrubs in the swale between Seltice Way and the Centennial Trail. Volunteers should be at least 13 years of age and should wear appropriate outdoor clothing and gloves. Please call Monte McCully at 292-5766 if you interested in participating. Thanks!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Show your support for bike lanes

Friday, April 23, 2010

Some interesting transportation facts and figures from national polls and studies

  • 66% of Americans say they want more transit options and 57% want to spend less time in the car.
  • In 2005, the average American living in an urban area spent 38 hours delayed in traffic.
  • Americans living in areas where they must drive spend up to 25% of their income on transportation, while those living in areas with more extensive and accessible public transit spend about 10%.
  • Transportation contributes to 28% of all US greenhouse gas emissions.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day!

Ask yourself this: Do you really need to drive your car today?

Bike Commuter Resources

These cool how-to videos for bike commuters are available on REI's Bike Your Drive website. Check them out if you are interested in beginning to commute by bike or just to learn more.
Go to http://www.rei.com/bikeyourdrive/ to view these videos and more.

May is Bike Month...it's time to get your bike out and dust it off...

Monday, April 19, 2010

Trail Building Day

For more information call the Coeur d'Alene Parks Department at (208) 292-5766

Bike Salmon: Pt. 1

Bike Salmon: Pt. 2

What does it take?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Police sting involving pedestrian rabbit

From the Los Angeles Times:

A pedestrian sting operation in Glendale, in which a police officer dressed as a rabbit, has sparked controversy, with one councilman calling it “breathtakingly dangerous."

For an hour and a half, Police Officer Tom Broadway donned the eye-catching costume during an enforcement sting aimed at educating motorists about yielding to pedestrians walking along unmarked crosswalks. Police cited 24 motorists on suspicion of failing to yield as Broadway walked across Central Avenue.

“One of the violators said he was confused by it,” Sgt. Dennis Smith told the News-Press. “He said he hopped in front of him.”

Police said the sting was about more than just enforcement, with officers also taking time to educate motorists.

But the operation infuriated Councilman John Drayman, who said he learned of the sting only after it had taken place.

He called the enforcement sting a “stupid traffic stunt” that was “breathtakingly dangerous."

So crossing the street as a pedestrian is now "breathtakinglingy dangerous"?

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

88 Bikes

The 88Bikes Foundation has a very simple goal: to provide a sustainable, joyful, empowering form of transportation to young people in developing countries, in situations where these children have been challenged to be their own heroes due to war, conflict, poverty, disease, or other regional hardships.

If you donate $88 (the cost for a new bike) the child who gets the bike gets a photo of you and you, in turn, get a photo of the child with the new bike. Check out this inspirational video from CBS news.

Check out their website for more info: http://www.88bikes.org/home/index.php

Thursday, April 8, 2010

New Resource for Transit Users

Idaho bus riders have a new online resource for real-time transit information. You can check it out here: http://hb.transit.idaho.gov/
The new 511 Transit system will provide online schedule and route information for Citylink service in Kootenai and Benewah counties, as well as other transit systems in counties across the state.
The benefits of this online system include:

- Tracking transit activity, including bus locations, system delays and current schedules through an interactive Web interface.
- Maintaining access to transit system information like bus routes and stops.
- Accessing regular updates to notifications of route changes and bus delays.

In addition to this new resource, people wishing for transportation between Coeur d'Alene and Spokane have a new option. Northwestern Trailways has started a service between the two cities that runs twice a day. A one way fare is $10; roundtrip is $19.