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
25
Sat
all-day Halloween Havoc Basketball Tourn... @ Triton Central High School
Halloween Havoc Basketball Tourn... @ Triton Central High School
Oct 25 – Oct 26 all-day
Halloween Havoc Basketball Tournament @ Triton Central High School | Fairland | Indiana | United States
Boys and Girls grades 2nd-12th Boys teams setup would be a 3 Game minimum, they will play 2 pool play games on Saturday and bracket play on Sunday. Girls teams setup would be 3 games[...]
5:00 pm Paracon 2014 @ The Strand Theatre
Paracon 2014 @ The Strand Theatre
Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Paracon 2014 @ The Strand Theatre | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
 Just $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Paracon 2014, all things paranormal at the Strand Theatre, downtown Shelbyville, Indiana. Come join in the fun! Several feature paranormal films, ghost-hunting clinics, haunted tours, experts in[...]
6:00 pm Lads of Harmony and German Folk ... @ Walker Place Assisted Living
Lads of Harmony and German Folk ... @ Walker Place Assisted Living
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
October 25, 6-8 pm- Friends & Family Fun with the Lads of Harmony and German Folk Dancers at Walker Place Assisted Living- Please join us for an enjoyable evening by listening to our strolling barbershop quartet known as the[...]
7:00 pm The Labyrinth Haunted House @ Waldron General Store
The Labyrinth Haunted House @ Waldron General Store
Oct 25 @ 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!!!
Oct
26
Sun
11:00 am Waldron Fall Harvest Days @ Waldron School Grounds
Waldron Fall Harvest Days @ Waldron School Grounds
Oct 26 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Waldron Fall Harvest Days @ Waldron School Grounds | Waldron | Indiana | United States
Hayrides straw bale maze apple cider press candle dipping blacksmith shop pumpkin patch and carving homemade pie contest flint knapping authentic teepee 1800′s cabin build vendors antique tractor show BBQ Cook-off labyrinth haunted house
3:00 pm Shelby County CROP Hunger Walk @ First Christian Church
Shelby County CROP Hunger Walk @ First Christian Church
Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm
Registration — 2:30 pm Walk— 3:00 pm First Christian Church 118 W. Washington St. Shelbyville, IN 46176 Give your support in fighting hunger by being a  walker, sponsor or both? The Cause CROP Hunger Walks help fight[...]

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