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Iowa DOT Complete Streets Proposal

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Last night, the Hudson City Council passed a new set of bicycle laws to replace their outdated ordinance.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[…]

RRVT Receives Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s 2018 Doppelt Fund Grants

Nonprofit invests more than $140,000 in critical trail maintenance, trail building and community engagement projects nationwide WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) today announced the recipients of its 2018 Doppelt Family Trail Development Fund grants, with an emphasis on strategic investments that support significant regional and community trail development goals. The Doppelt Fund supports small, regional projects[…]

Pedaler’s Jamboree Announces Music

The Chichaqua Valley Trail in Central Iowa will be the site of the fourth annual bicycle-music festival called “Pedaler’s Jamboree Iowa.” It is named and will be patterned after a jamboree that has become a major tourism event the past nine years on the KATY Trail in central Missouri. “What differentiates us from other rides[…]