A second season of Bike Winter activities is quickly approaching. Thanks to the generosity of many businesses, we were able to organize some really fun events. Make sure to join us to celebrate riding a bike this winter.Click here to see a full list of events.
This year’s events will begin with on Sunday, February 10th at 1 pm with an urban bike ride, starting at the La Crosse Visitors Bureau. The ride will take in some of the best views from the city’s bike trails and continue at a casual pace with stops along the way for food and beverages.
Wednesday, February 13th 6 pm, cyclists can pedal to the Pearl Street Brewery for a free pint and basic winter maintenance tips to keep your bike rolling through the winter.
Friday, February 15th, ride to the Wine Guyz for a Bike Winter party after work. There will be free appetizers for the party between 4:30 -6:30. Last winter’s party was so well attended, we decided to return to the same venue and give bicyclists a chance to gather after work and enjoy some great conversation in a beautiful spot.
Sunday, February 17th 1 pm, bicyclists will gather at Earl’s Grocery and Saloon for a Fashion Social. Come share your ideas about what keeps you warm as you continue to ride through the winter season. In this casual atmosphere, we can enjoy beer, peanuts, and pizza as we share clothing choices for winter riding. Click here to see a list of the events.
Saturday, February 23rd, make sure you leave room in your schedule for the First Annual La Crosse Bike Swap. $5 to sell a bike, $3 at the door. Vendor tables available. Register now for a Promotional Special Rate.Use discount code “$5off” for individuals/nonprofits and “$10off” for retailers at checkout!
The city of La Crosse adopted a Bike/Ped Master Plan November 8th with a vote of 17-0. The process included the work of a steering committee, bicycle and pedestrian workshops in the community, public informational meetings and the work of city staff, T.Y. Lin and International and Yaggy Colby. The result is a document which gives bicyclists and pedestrians hope for more comfortable infrastructure in the city.
With $50,000 in 2013 Capital Budget for implementation, the next step is to form a permanent committee and designate a Bike Ped Coordinator. The following is an abbreviated list of recommendations in the plan:
Identify critical pedestrian crossing and improve with pavement markings, signs, and traffic control devices.
Reduce travel speed on Losey Boulevard and West Avenue to the speed limit
Begin work to create new Bike Boulevards on 17th Street and Farnam Street
Continue planning for a continuous Riverfront Trail
Complete a connected network of on-street bicycle facilities and directional signs in the heart of La Crosse.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 on a roll call vote of 4-2, the city council of Onalaska, Wisconsin adopted a Complete Streets policy and a recommended project checklist. The checklist asks project managers about accommodations for people walking and bicycling and encourages them to check existing plans and nearby destinations when making decisions. This concluded over a year’s worth of grassroots efforts by OnaBike and residents of Onalaska that supported the concept and vision of Complete Streets. Special thanks to Deena Murphy who caught the vision and labored to help draft the policy, work with city staff, and brought stakeholders to the table to help craft the final draft of the policy. The unique part of the policy is the checklist that is to be used to add a step of consistency with planning transportation projects.
This Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 7:00 PM should be the capstone event for the Complete Streets Policy adoption with the city of Onalaska. The city council will make their vote. There is always a possibility of : need for edits, disagreements over certain provisions, or????, but for the most part we expect a close to unanimous passage of the policy. Currently, the Planning Commission has passed it and the policy was sent to the city lawyer for application of any necessary legalese.
It would be great to see as many faces as possible in the audience showing the Onalaska city council the support for this policy. Your support has and is greatly appreciated. Onalaska city council meets at Onalaska City Hall,415 Main Street, Onalaska.
If you have any questions, please get in touch.