If this doesn't inspire you to get out there and ride your bike I'm going to hide your car keys.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
The bicycle has been credited with being one of the greatest tools to women's liberation in history because it allowed women greater mobility. But in more recent history, women are an under-represented population of cyclists. But recently there is a renewed interest in cycling by women. This short film illustrates the revival as these women share their stories of why they started riding and why they will continue to ride.
Posted by Chris Bosley at 6:26 PM
Recently, 15th street in Coeur d'Alene, from the Centennial Trail on Mullan Ave to North of Cherry Hill Park, has been striped for bike lanes! Come join us for a ride to thank the city for adding new Safe Routes to our city. The ride is Saturday the 18th at noon. We will be meeting in the Library parking lot and riding our bikes from there.
Posted by Coeur d'Alene Ped/Bike Committee at 10:36 AM
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
The Globe and Mail reports:
Motorists travelling on 22nd Street in West Vancouver will be confronted with a 3D image of a little girl chasing a ball in the street starting next Tuesday. The girl will be an optical illusion, but the scenario is very real, according to David Dunne of the BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation.
I'm not sure it's such a good idea due to the fact that a driver could swerve or stop suddenly, causing a crash, but it should make a point and hit home with some.
Posted by Chris Bosley at 8:03 AM
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Article from the CdA Press:
By TOM HASSLINGER
COEUR d’ALENE — The key word is “connectivity.”
That’s been the motto for the city of Coeur d’Alene as it works on connecting bicycle and walking trails from one end of town to the other and beyond.
Its latest project, extending 1,200 feet on the Atlas Bike Trail, will loop together three popular riding routes along Atlas Road near Interstate 90.
“Anywhere we can find connections to make cycling easier and safer, we’ll do it,” said Monte McCully, city trails coordinator.
Work began on the project last week, and motorists can expect brief delays on Atlas Road during daytime hours.
The Atlas extension will connect that trail under I-90 to the Centennial Trail, which parallels the highway at that point. Farther north along the Atlas Trail is a connection to the Prairie Trail, meaning once the project is finished in a month, three trails will loop together.
“It’s like a big circle now,” McCully said.
And the addition, funded by a $300,000 grant from the Idaho Transportation Department, will push Coeur d’Alene’s amount of class one pedestrian and bicycle trails to 40 miles inside city limits.
Class one lanes are separate trails specifically built for foot and bike travel, as opposed to bicycle lanes marked on the side of a vehicle road.
Posted by Chris Bosley at 1:52 PM