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

Sep
22
Mon
all-day Waldron Winter Coat Drive
Waldron Winter Coat Drive
Sep 22 – Oct 31 all-day
Waldron Winter Coat Drive @ Waldron | Indiana | United States
Waldron Will is happy to partner with Waldron United Methodist this year for a Winter Coat Drive. We will be collecting any new or gently used coats, gloves, scarves, hats & boots for adults or[...]
Oct
1
Wed
all-day National Medicine Awareness Month
National Medicine Awareness Month
Oct 1 – Oct 31 all-day
National Medicine Awareness Month
Nationally, prescription drugs are the second most abused category of drugs after marijuana, with one in five young adults reporting that they have abused a prescription drug. In addition, the 2011 Monitoring the Future Survey[...]
Oct
14
Tue
all-day Carmel Apple Sale!
Carmel Apple Sale!
Oct 14 – Oct 29 all-day
Carmel Apple Sale!
Caramel Apples!!! Woohoo! The Salvation Army is selling caramel apples to help support The Salvation Army’s work in other countries around the world. Comes in three flavors: $4 for plain caramel, $4 caramel with nuts,[...]
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 &[...]
Oct
23
Thu
6:30 pm Ask The Experts on Diabetes @ Major Hospital
Ask The Experts on Diabetes @ Major Hospital
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Ask The Experts on Diabetes @ Major Hospital | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
The American Diabetes Association will host a free event on October 23:  Ask the Experts.  There will be a panel of health experts in the field of diabetes who will answer questions and provide useful information.  Representatives from cardiology, primary care, nutrition, mental health and other specialties will be available.[...]
7:00 pm Free Concert – The Squirrel Hill... @ Shelby County Public Library
Free Concert – The Squirrel Hill... @ Shelby County Public Library
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Free Concert - The Squirrel Hillbillies @ Shelby County Public Library | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
From deep within the urban forest of Pittsburgh’s East End, the Squirrel Hillbillies emerge to share their eclectic mix of folk, country and blues. Through a collaborative, nonlinear songwriting process, duo partners Jenny Wolsk Bain[...]
Oct
24
Fri
7:00 pm Skyline Drive-In Movies @ The Skyline Drive-In
Skyline Drive-In Movies @ The Skyline Drive-In
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm
Skyline Drive-In Movies @ The Skyline Drive-In | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
Movie Line: (317) 398-6150 Movies start at dusk. Usually 2 features, sometimes 3. theater sound Enjoy the movie audio through your car’s sound system. Tune to 89.9 FM Pet friendly! Hot Dog’s aren’t the only “dogs”[...]
7:00 pm Skyline Scares @ The Skyline Drive-In
Skyline Scares @ The Skyline Drive-In
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm
Skyline Scares @ The Skyline Drive-In | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
The Month of October we will scare you with some of the scariest movies of all time!
7:00 pm The Labyrinth Haunted House @ Waldron General Store
The Labyrinth Haunted House @ Waldron General Store
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Labyrinth Haunted House @ Waldron General Store | Waldron | Indiana | United States
Waldron Will is hosting a Haunted House which promises to be a great family activity for those who dare!!!
7:30 pm Dress Rehearsal Sneak Peak for D... @ The Strand Theatre
Dress Rehearsal Sneak Peak for D... @ The Strand Theatre
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm
Dress Rehearsal Sneak Peak for Dancing With the Stars @ The Strand Theatre | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
Didn’t get tickets to the 2014 Dancing with the Shelby County Stars? The Rehearsal Sneak Peek is October 24 at 7:30 p.m. at The Strand. Tickets are only $10 and are available at P.A.S.S., Shelby[...]

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