Thursday, September 30, 2010

South Bend

From the Bicycle Indiana E Newsletter

Bicycle Friendly Communities

Bicycle Indiana is excited to share that South Bend has joined Bloomington, Carmel and Indianapolis as a Bicycle Friendly Community! After working hard on this goal, advocates in South Bend and Michiana have achieved the first milestone with a Bronze BFC designation. With a recently completed riverside trail as his backdrop, South Bend Mayor Steve Luecke announced the good news to the citizens of South Bend during a press conference that included members of Bike Michiana Coalition, Michiana Bicycle Association and Bike the Bend. The cycling groups explained how Chris Dressel, South Bend's bike/ped coordinator, submitted the application for the city in tandem with the Michiana Bicycle Coalition and Bike Michiana. Bicycle Indiana is proud to see another city join the prestigious ranks of bicycle-friendly communities. For more information about South Bend

A bicycle-friendly community since 2003, this fall, Bloomington became one of only 28 communities nationally to earn the silver BFC designation. But that doesn't mean the Bloomington team considers their work to be done. Raymond Hess, Senior Planner for the City of Bloomington, told Bicycle Indiana the city has developed a "Platinum" task force. For more information on Bloomington

I lived in South Bend for a couple of years prior to moving to Fort Wayne and it is great to see all the the Mayor has done. I also know Chris Dressel, the bike/ped coordinator there and he is a great guy. I started commuting by bike when I lived there actually. Congratulations South Bend!


Don said...

Just found your blog. This has been my first summer for commuting and am nervous about the cold temps coming up but I am going to give it a try. Your blog is encouraging. See you on the road.

fwbikecommuter said...

Congratulations on commuting by bike!
Don't be afraid of the temperature. Once you make up your mind to do it it'll be fine.
Thanks for reading.