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Register today for the virtual Iowa Bicycle Summit on January 29 at www.iowabicyclesummit.com/register. I am excited to announce our first speaker — Charles Brown, MPA is a self-proclaimed “street-level researcher,” working at the intersection of transportation, health, and equity. He serves as a senior researcher with the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) and adjunct professor at the Edward
-> Continue reading Charles Brown to speak on Arresting Mobility at the Iowa Bicycle Summit
Register today for the virtual Iowa Bicycle Summit on January 29 at www.iowabicyclesummit.com/register. Our schedule is nearly final and we are excited to bring Annie Peyton to the Iowa Bicycle Summit. Annie Peyton works with the National Association of City Transportation Officials – Global Designing Cities Initiative, an organization working to improve street design for people walking, cycling, and taking
-> Continue reading Pandemic Streets at the Iowa Bicycle Summit
Register today for the virtual Iowa Bicycle Summit on January 29 at www.iowabicyclesummit.com/register. Our schedule now includes Colin Harris who will present on the Quick Build Guide. In this presentation, we will share a new Quick-Build Guide for quickly and inexpensively creating safe spaces on our streets for people to travel by bike, on foot, on a
-> Continue reading Quick Build Project at the Iowa Bicycle Summit
The Iowa Bicycle Coalition staff and lobbyists had a busy day at the Iowa Capitol working on bike and traffic safety policy legislation. The day began with a “super speeder” bill aimed to make the unintentional or intentional death caused by speeding 25 mph over the speed limit a class C felony. The law enforcement
-> Continue reading At the Capitol Update 1-19-2021
After 16 years of in-person conferences, we are moving the Iowa Bicycle Summit online, but we are combining all of our winter events into one big celebration of bicycling. The Iowa Bicycle Summit is now a multi-day combination of the: Iowa Safe Routes to School Conference (Jan 28); Bike Facility and Planning Sessions presented by
-> Continue reading Iowa Bicycle Summit, Iowa Bike Expo, and Route Party together
We’ve been around long enough to understand the role of earmarks on the trail and transportation system. Now is the right time to put together your priority list of projects and start communication with your member of congress. From Politico’s Morning Transportation Newsletter on 11/23/2020: House Democrats are planning to bring back earmarks next year,
-> Continue reading Earmarks are BACK!
There are only a few dozen items left in the Iowa Bicycle Coalition inventory and we want them in your hands. We have put together the online sale of the season. Get your favorite Iowa Bicycling jersey or Pigtails jersey right now. Limited sizes are available so act quick. Shop at http://iowabicycle.square.site/
January 28-30, 2021www.iowabicyclesummit.com Please mark January 28-30 on your calendars for the Iowa Bicycle Summit. While the pandemic has created some challenges, it has also created some opportunities. The Iowa Bicycle Summit will move to a hybrid online conference platform. We will have presentations, discussion groups, breakouts, and much more. You can even expect a
-> Continue reading Iowa Bicycle Summit Request for Speakers
On Monday, August 10, local trails were damaged and destroyed in a matter of minutes. Some of you reading this experienced the Derecho that swept across the state of Iowa, leaving such catastrophic devastation that power is still out, many homes are uninhabitable, and an estimated one-third of the state’s crops were lost. This devastation
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Three bicyclists are dead after being killed by motorists on Iowa roadways in one weekend. The Iowa Bicycle Coalition is saddened and disturbed by these incidents. Ellen Bengston, 28, was killed after being struck by a vehicle Sunday, August 2, 2020. Bengston was airlifted to MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center after a truck driven by
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The Iowa Bicycle Coalition is saddened after learning that Ellen Bengston was killed by a motorist from a crash on Sunday, August 2, 2020. Bengston was the fourth bicyclist killed in 2020. Bengston was airlifted to MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center after a truck driven by Colby Elliott, 43, of Clarksville, hit her on her
-> Continue reading Charles City Cyclist Killed by Motorist
There are a handful of people who have left their mark on the Iowa bicycling culture, but few were as influential as Jim Green. Greenie, as he was known, was the long-time director of RAGBRAI. He took over at a time where the ride was at risk and basically saved the ride by implementing safety
-> Continue reading Jim Green Leadership Circle