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Iowa DOT Releases Draft Bike Plan

The Iowa DOT has released a long-awaited draft of the Iowa Bicycle and Pedestrian Long Range Plan.  The plan builds upon the State Transportation Plan, Iowa In Motion 2014 to expand opportunities and further improve conditions for bicycling and walking in Iowa.  You can read the full plan at https://iowadot.gov/iowainmotion/files/BikePedPlanDraft.pdf The Iowa Bicycle Coalition is excited […]

Iowa DOT Complete Streets Proposal

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The Iowa Bicycle Coalition applauds the Iowa DOT’s efforts to adopt a complete streets policy as a starting point for improving bicycle and pedestrian facilities.  We emphasize this policy is a starting point and expect an evolution in language to smooth the implementation snags which will no doubt occur. The new policy is a new […]

Hudson passes Change Lanes to Pass Bikes

Last night, the Hudson City Council passed a new set of bicycle laws to replace their outdated ordinance. So now, in the Hudson city limits you can use your right arm to signal a right turn. Parked drivers need to check for traffic before opening their door.  You ride where you need to in the lane. Your brakes […]

Three Iowa City businesses and three civic buildings have been designated “Bike Friendly Businesses”

Three Iowa City businesses and three civic buildings have been designated “Bike Friendly Businesses” by the League of American Bicyclists in recognition of their outstanding efforts to support and encourage bicycling. Geoff’s Bike and Ski, 816 S. Gilbert St., won Gold, the Iowa City Public Library, the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center and Iowa City City Hall […]