Submitted by Dave Morse on Thu, 05/23/2013 - 08:46
Cycling Savvy is a new and different approach to cycling education, focusing on problem-solving skills for the individual rider who wants to minimize conflict and maximize ability to use the existing environment. As a program, Cycling Savvy teaches folks how to reduce conflicts created by road designs and behaviors of other road users while getting where the rider wishes to go.
More information on the Cycling Savvy program can be found via Commute Louisville or on Facebook. Keep an eye out for upcoming class schedules!
Your organization may apply to become an Organizational Member of Bicycling for Louisville. The cost is $125 for most organizations, and $50 for non-profits. As a benefit of membership, Bicycling for Louisville will staff an informational table at your health fair / eco-day / etcetera, provide visitors information and advice about how to bicycle for transportation. Use the "Contact Us" form for more information.
Today the Mayor unveiled his proposed budget for 2013-14. In his address to Metro Council, the Mayor included general fund budget for bicycle improvements to city streets, including a "critical mass" of bicycle infrastructure to link downtown, Old Louisville, and University of Louisville's main campus.
In the coming weeks, Bicycling for Louisville will be working with citizens, council, Public Works, and of course our membership to promote & shape this plan. We look forward to lowering the bar to bicycle transportation.
update: "$300,000 for restriping roads to allow bike lanes, primarily between the University of Louisville Belknap Campus and downtown." - Courier Journal
Bicycle Leaf Catchers draws to a close tonight (Monday). Barring some amazing twist, Brian Deis is the run away winner of this year's contest! Congratulations Brian!!
Tuesday - Strategy Meeting
Event to distill Bicycling for Louisville's strategic tune-up into action items for 2013 - by invitation - RSVP needed.
Tuesday Dec 11, 6:30-8 pm
Urban Design Studio, 507 S. 3rd St.
Thursday - Old Louisville Streets
The Old Louisville Property Improvement Committee will discuss speed limits and bicycle improvements within Old Louisville. People who have been following this process are welcome to join the discussion
Thursday, Dec. 13th 7pm
Cardinal Towne Community Room (enter on 4th just north of Cardinal)
This list of ideas for opportunities was compiled from notes generated by small groups during a Bicycling for Louisville gathering on October 23, 2012.
Advocacy discussion notes
These notes reflect comments by individuals when the group was asked to advocate for particular directions for the organization to take. There was no specific consensus, but participants agreed to refer the discussion and next steps to the board.
Who is a natural ally in improving Louisville's bicycling?