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Friday, August 28, 2015

Wheelchair Accessible Ramps Going in at Independence Point

from left: Jon Ingalls, Panhandle Kiwanis, Dave Kilburg, Kiwanis president, Virgil Edwards, of the Disability Action Center, Coeur d’Alene parks and recreation director Steve Anthony, Jeffrey Mahon with the Sunrise Rotary. Seated, Michelle Porter and Don Waddell.

Thanks to generous donations from the Panhandle Kiwanis, Sunrise Rotary and Avista Utilities, a wheelchair-accessible ramp leading to the water at Independence Point will soon be installed. Project cost is $14,000 and made possible by these organizations.

“This will allow people that couldn’t get into the water to enjoy the lake with the families to have access,” said Virgil Edwards of the Disability Action Center. “It provides another level of independence.”

Two ramps will provide access to the lake, according to parks and recreation director Steve Anthony. One will run into the water and the other along the shoreline.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

New Bike Rack at Sanders Beach

The City has installed this bike rack at Sanders Beach to meet the demand for bicycle parking. It is greatly appreciated by the many people who ride bikes to the beach. Where else do we need bike racks? Let us know by emailing mmccully@cdaid.org.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Art in Motion Press Release

From the Coeur d'Alene Press:
New brochures detailing multiple walking and biking trails that offer opportunities to explore public art in Coeur d'Alene are now available.
The city's Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee, in cooperation with the Coeur d'Alene Arts Commission, announced the publication of the documents.The walking brochure has two different trails. One is 1.7 miles and takes 60-90 minutes to complete. The second trail is 2.2 miles and takes from 90 minutes to two hours to complete. The biking brochure features a 13-mile trail that takes two to four hours to ride. Electronic versions of all the brochures are available at http://mapping.cdaid.org/art.
Members of the two committees did the research for the brochures and Debbie Frisbie, the city's graphic information systems coordinator, put it together. The printing costs were covered by donations from local businesses, including Vertical Earth, Commercial Printing, Taphouse Unchained, Lukins and Annis, and Mountain Madness Soap Co. as well as a contribution from the CDA Arts Commission. Another shorter bike route will be printed as soon as additional funds are collected.
The brochures are available at City Hall, the Chamber of Commerce and donating businesses. For more information or to donate to the printing of future brochures, please contact Chris Bosley, chair of the CDA Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee, chriswbosley@gmail.com.