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Isle of Wight seeks cycling volunteers

Posted on 28 March 2011

By: Mark Appleton


Isle of Wight Council, England, is calling for enthusiastic, knowledgeable volunteers to conduct guided tours of bicycle trails around the island for its upcoming Cycling Festival (Sept 17th – Sept 25th). Isle of Wight is known to have 200 miles of bike paths along with 12 marked routes through very scenic and beautiful terrain. The island is known for its gorgeous bike paths and was pronounced a world class cycling destination in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2010 guide. For more information about the festival activities as well as for contact information, click here.


Nerisa Holder, VERTICES intern

Downtown Long Beach bike lanes to open April 2

Published: Monday, March 21, 2011

Updated: Monday, March 21, 2011 22:03

By: Danielle Dana

Two new bicycle lanes will be opened April 2nd on Third Street and Broadway in the city of Long Beach as part of a 12-month trial project. The lanes are said to have illuminated bike signals to aid bikers in making turns in order to limit the number of bike-vehicle collisions. To read more about the project click here.

Source: Daily 49er

Nerisa Holder, VERTICES intern

New off-road route linking Innerleithen, Glentress and Peebles

Mon 21 Mar 2011, 12:00 pm UTC

By: BikeRadar UK

A new off-road pedestrian/ bike route is being developed between the 7stanes mountain bike trail centers at Glentress and Innerleithen Scotland. The proposed route including the Tweed Valley path passing through the town of Peebles and the village of Cardrona is expected to cost £800,000. Most of the funding (£599,965) will be supplied by the Scottish government under Rural Priorities funding, while the remaining £200,000 will be supplied by the Scottish Borders Council and sustainable transport charity Sustrans.To find out more about the new route along with its estimated time of completion, click here.


Nerisa Holder, VERTICES intern

Arlington Crowd Gets Euro Cycling Lesson

03/08/11       10:42am

By: Mark Blacknell

The Arlington Bicycle Advisory Committee held a special meeting last night at the Central Library as part of their continued effort to get the public involved in issues pertaining to cycling. A predominant portion of the meeting consisted of a 45 minute film, produced by a traffic engineer, about European cycling practices. The public could then draw parallels from the film and comment on ways in which European practices can be applied in Arlington. After the film, public reaction was seen to be positive. To read some of the views of those who attended, click here.

If interested in Arlington’s cycling community, members of the public are encouraged to attend the Bicycle Advisory Committee’s monthly meetings.

To watch the film about European cycling practices, click here.

Source: The Patch Newsletter

Nerisa Holder, VERTICES intern

Registration now open for 2011 Bike the Bend

Posted: 7:08 AM Mar 7, 2011

Updated: 10:38 AM Mar 7, 2011

Members of the Michigan/ Indiana community: Bike the Bend will take place on May 15th this year with the trail winding through Mishawaka and South Bend. REGISTRATION is now open! Early registration will be ongoing until April 30th at a cost of $25. Early registrants will receive a free t-shirt. Late registration  will be from May 1st through the 14th and can also be done on the day of the event at a fee of $30. Anyone below the age of 17 however will be able to ride at NO COST!

For the event page which entails all the information about the event, the route, volunteering and more, click here.


Nerisa Holder, VERTICES intern

Temple City proposes plan to create bike-friendly community

Posted: 03/03/2011 06:00:00 AM PST

By: Jessica Donnelly (

Temple City’s planning and public safety commissions will be holding a meeting on Wednesday March 9th at 7:30 in the council chambers at 5948 Kauffman Ave. to discuss a proposed bicycle master plan for Temple City. For more information click here.

Source: Pasadena Star-News

Nerisa Holder, VERTICES intern

Los Angeles Adopts a Bicycle Plan

March 2, 2011 9:20 AM

By: Lindsay William-Ross

To download The Bicycle Plan PDF as well as other relevant plan specifications, click here.

The Los Angeles Bicycle Plan has officially been adopted in a unanimous (12-0) vote on March 1st. Though there have been some criticisms of the plan by the LA bicycling community, it is still a step in a positive direction. To read more about plans for the future as well as funding click here.

Source: laist

Nerisa Holder, VERTICES intern

Bicycle master plan is expected to be approved by the L.A. City Council

March 1, 2011

By: Kate Linthicum (

LA’s new bicycle plan is expected to be passed by the City Council today. The plan entails a long-term goal of 1680 miles of interconnected bikeways and is carded to produce 200 miles of new bicycle routes every 5 years. A major supporter of the plan is current Mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa, who has previously shown his dedication to the biking community through his involvement with safety campaigns among other programs. To read more about plan specifications, click here.

Source: Los Angeles Times

Nerisa Holder, VERTICES intern

Edinburgh’s Inner Tube traffic-free cycle map launched

Posted on 28 February 2011

By: Mark Appleton

To Download map as a PDF, click here.

A map entailing disused rail lines and canal towpaths has been recently released for use by the cyclists and pedestrians of Edinburgh, Scotland. The “Inner Tube” map was developed by a cycling and recycling charity in Scotland called The Bike Station. The map (seen above) will enable Edinburgh’s citizens to maneuver around the capital in an efficient manner while meeting a much needed demand. Plans for the future are also being put in place such that the routes would be made more bike-friendly. One of the awesome aspects of this network is that it will have the capacity to have pictures of parts of the route uploaded onto the internet and its images geo-tagged. This level of interaction will help create interest in the project as well as aid in creating awareness, in addition to dealing with any problems that may arise. To read more about future plans and awards granted to the Inner Tube click here.

Nerisa Holder, VERTICES intern


My Central Jersey: Woodbridge Hosts Elementary School ‘Walkability’ Tour

Check out this News Post about the Event!!