Raccoon River Valley Trail Inducted Into Hall of Fame

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), the nation’s largest trails organization, today announced the induction of the Raccoon River Valley Trail into its Rail-Trail Hall of Fame after the trail secured a record-breaking number of public votes during the annual contest. “The 89-mile Raccoon River Valley Trail is incredible—I’ve experienced it firsthand! It is a stunning example of the powerful role trails play in building community and connecting the past, present and future of a place,”
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Walk To School Day Webinar August 31

Iowa Safe Routes to School Walk to School Day 2021 Preparation Webinar will discuss how to start and improve your Walk to School Day event. The webinar will be held at 3:15 pm on August 31. Register today at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walk-to-school-day-2021-preparation-webinar-tickets-165970625609 About this eventWalk to School Day is October 6, 2021. Iowa Safe Routes to School
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Sign the Petition to End Fatal Bike Crashes in Iowa!

Alex Marietta, 40, of Geneseo, IL, was riding his bicycle southbound on Davenport Avenue at 3:02 p.m.on June 3rd, 2021 when he was struck by a red Chevrolet Tahoe that failed to stop for a red light while traveling westbound on Kimberly Road. The Tahoe fled the scene. Police were able to identify the driver
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Indianola Passes First Reading of Updated Bike Ordinance

The city of Indianola just passed the first reading of their new local bike ordinance. It still needs to pass at two more council votes. Indianola is using the model ordinance written by the Iowa Bicycle Coalition to improve the local bike laws on the books including: Change lanes to pass, 3′ clearance for bike lanes
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Will Oelschlaeger joins the Iowa Bicycle Coalition

The Iowa Bicycle Coalition welcomes Will Oelschlaeger to the Membership and Outreach Manager position. Will comes from a marketing and visual communications background, and we are excited to see his talents put to work to help The Coalition continue to grow. Will brings a wealth of new skills to the team and has a passion
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$5 Million Available for Trail Funding

COVID-19 RELIEF RECREATIONAL TRAILS PROGRAM Purpose-The Iowa Transportation Commission approved a one-time, $5 million allocation of funding to partially offset COVID-19 related reductions in the SRT program. The activities eligible for funding under this program can go towards acquisition, construction of new trails, maintenance, resurfacing and restoration of existing recreational trails; development and rehabilitation of
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Secretary Pete Buttigieg talks with the League of American Bicyclists about making biking better

Secretary Pete Buttigieg talks with the Bill Nesper of the League of American Bicyclists. They addressed several issues including: Justice 40, 40 percent of overall benefits of “relevant federal investments to disadvantaged communities”. The Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and expanding the public input period on the new manual. Complete Streets as a
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Iowa bicyclists support more kids riding bicycles to school.

For more than a decade, the Iowa Safe Routes to School led by the Iowa Bicycle Coalition encouraged more kids to ride bicycles to school.  The Safe Routes to School program has: Taught thousands of kids how to ride safely; Improved walking and bicycling infrastructure around schools;  Created fun activities like walking school buses, walk to school day events, and more. We
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Legislative Forums on 2/26-2/27

Council Bluffs Area Legislators Friday, February 26, 202112:00-1:00 PM Legislative Coffee- Virtual event, see link for attendance. https://www.councilbluffsiowa.com/events/details/legislative-coffee-1904 Rep. James, District 99Friday, February 26, 202112:00-1:00 PM Lunch with Lindsay- Dubuque,Virtual event, see link for attendance. https://www.facebook.com/lindsayjamesIA Fort Dodge Area LegislatorsFriday, February 26, 20211:00-2:00 PM Eggs & Issues- Virtual event, see link for attendance. https://www.youtube.com/user/GreaterFortDodge Iowa
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