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Bicycles Are Traffic – Please Treat Them Like It

While plenty of articles can and will be written about drivers ignoring people on bicycles -- please give them 3 feet when passing -- I am going to point out another issue: drivers being too nice. Situation 1: I am on Oak Street heading north turning left (east) onto Third Street (the intersection near the south Kwik Trip in La…
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Construction Ahead: Transportation Planning in 2015

Big changes are proposed for transportation in the La Crosse region this year, with high stakes for everyone, including cyclists and pedestrians. There's a limited window of opportunity for the public to be involved in the complicated plans; here is a bare-bones summary of many different issues with a few specific links, dates and events. But things are changing so…
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Spot’s Parking Lot

Guest post by Brown, La Crosse resident and author of "Spot's Parking Lot" I have great admiration for the determined and courageous individuals who make their commutes and other trips by bike in all types of weather (like Mike) and on all types of roads (where legal, at least). I'm afraid, though, that I fall into more of the fair-weather,…
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Why, as a motorist, I want more people to ride bikes.

If someone is on a bike, they are not in a car adding to the traffic around me. Bikes don't use parking lots, more parking stalls available for me to park my car. Less demand for gas allows prices to come down. Bikes don't cause as much wear and tear on the roads making them last longer. Bike lanes and…
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VolunteerMatch.org

DRBC is now listed on This will give us more visibility to those searching for volunteer opportunities related to bicycling. Also, some companies have a "Dollars for Doers" program that gives employees the ability to have grant money donated to their favorite non-profit organization.
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