Cycling to a Healthier Shelby County

Bicycle ImageOn Tuesday, Oct. 16th, 2012, a seminar was held regarding Planning for a Bicycle-Friendly Community. I attended this seminar and recorded a video of my take on the seminar. Please take the time to view it, and maybe check out a few of the links below the video.

The 5 E-s of creating a bicycle friendly community were addressed by the seminar.

  1. Engineering
  2. Education
  3. Encouragement
  4. Enforcement
  5. Evaluation and Planning

In addition, 4 ways a community benefits were shown.

  1. Quality of Life
  2. Economic Development
  3. Environmental Benefit
  4. Health Benefit

One way a community can benefit is illustrated at this website .

More about the health benefits and statistics about health in Indiana can be found here .

Information and calculators used in community planning for bicycles can be found at the League of Illinois Bicyclists website .

More information about bicycle planning as well as information about becoming recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Business, University, or Community can be found at the League of American Bicyclists website .

Please check out the resources and learn more about the many benefits to our community.

You can also join the Bike Trails Action Team of the Shelby County Aspiration Process which meets the first Wednesday of each month at 5pm at the Blue River Community Foundation Building at 54 West Broadway Street.

Upcoming Events

Oct
22
Wed
all-day Pet Food Drive @ Orscheln Farm & Home Supply
Pet Food Drive @ Orscheln Farm & Home Supply
Oct 22 – Nov 30 all-day
Pet Food Drive @ Orscheln Farm & Home Supply | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
Now throughout November – Pet Food Drive! The Shelbyville/Shelby County Animal Shelter are in dire need of the following items: Wet & dry dog & cat food, Cat litter, Dog & cat treats (soft &[...]
Nov
1
Sat
all-day 4-H Enrollment @ Purdue Extension - Shelby County
4-H Enrollment @ Purdue Extension - Shelby County
Nov 1 – Jan 15 all-day
4-H Enrollment @ Purdue Extension - Shelby County | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
New 4-H enrollment period is November 1st through January 15th.  Those enrolling after January 15th will not be eligible to enter projects at the fair.  Enrollment is $20 for regular 4-H members and $5 for[...]
Nov
28
Fri
8:00 am Burn It Off @ Intelliplex Conference Center
Burn It Off @ Intelliplex Conference Center
Nov 28 @ 8:00 am
Burn It Off @ Intelliplex Conference Center  | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
This event benefits Pantry Pals Food Bank! 5K Run/Walk – 8:00 a.m. 10K Run/Walk – 9:00 a.m.   Start/Finish Intelliplex Conference Center 2150 Intelliplex Dr. Shelbyville, IN  46176 (I-74 & State Rd. 9 – 20[...]
1:00 pm Elf @ The Strand Theatre
Elf @ The Strand Theatre
Nov 28 @ 1:00 pm
Elf @ The Strand Theatre | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
5:30 pm Critical Mass Bicycle Ride @ Downtown Shelbyville
Critical Mass Bicycle Ride @ Downtown Shelbyville
Nov 28 @ 5:30 pm
Critical Mass Bicycle Ride @ Downtown Shelbyville | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
A casual, group, bicycle ride around Shelbyville. Routes will vary. Generally about a 10 mile ride. Kids welcome with supervision. Please where a helmet. All types of bikes are welcome. The ride is simply a[...]
7:00 pm Elf @ The Strand Theatre
Elf @ The Strand Theatre
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm
Elf @ The Strand Theatre | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
Nov
29
Sat
all-day Small Business Saturday @ Shelby County Indiana
Small Business Saturday @ Shelby County Indiana
Nov 29 all-day
Small Business Saturday @ Shelby County Indiana | Indiana | United States
Shop Local on Small Business Saturday!  
10:00 am FREE Kid’s Craft @ Orscheln Farm & Home
FREE Kid’s Craft @ Orscheln Farm & Home
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am
FREE Kid's Craft @ Orscheln Farm & Home | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
Every Saturday from October 25th thru December 20th! FREE Kid’s Craft! All crafts will be holiday themed. Bring the kiddos to have a blast making handprint turkeys, face masks, door hangers, wish lists for Sandy[...]
Dec
2
Tue
8:00 am Estate Planning Seminar @ Shelbyville Holiday Inn Express
Estate Planning Seminar @ Shelbyville Holiday Inn Express
Dec 2 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Estate Planning Seminar @ Shelbyville Holiday Inn Express | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
Join us for a FREE Informational Seminar. Michael T. Foster has limited his practice to Estate Planning for 40 years. Find out how to avoid the expense of probate, how to shelter your farm or[...]
5:00 pm Christmas Tea at the Library @ Shelby County Public Library
Christmas Tea at the Library @ Shelby County Public Library
Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Christmas Tea at the Library @ Shelby County Public Library | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
On Tuesday, December 2, the library will be filled with baked goods, hot beverages, music, and entertainment for the annual Christmas Tea at the library. This event is a beloved tradition at the library. We hope[...]

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