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Recent Maryland State Study Finds Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Likely to Provide Higher Economic Benefits to Montgomery County, Maryland

Montgomery County, Maryland Endorses Busways for I-270 Corridor
Busway — not light rail — would bring more jobs, money to upper Montgomery, analysis finds
The Montgomery County Council (a suburb of Washington DC) recently voted to change its 2009 transit plans for the congested I-270 corridor from a light rail system to a dedicated busway. The 15-mile [...]

Miami votes to add free “trolley” service downtown

Commuters, sports fans, and others will soon have another option for getting around downtown Miami: a bus trolley that will circulate “through Brickell, downtown and Overtown, east to Biscayne Boulevard, and west to the Culmer Center in the hospital district, culminating at the Miami Marlins’ new ballpark.”
Miami spent $5.6 million to purchase the fleet of [...]

Next BPAB Meeting: Jan. 7th, 2010, 7pm

Upcoming Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Board (BPAB) Regular Meeting – Thursday, January 07, 2010.
*Note meeting location change to Community Treasures Conference Room, 1st Floor, Alachua County Admin. Bldg, 12 SE 1st Street. Time: 7:00 PM
Agenda includes report on “Gainesville Goes for Gold” Bicycle Friendly Community Ranking.
MEETING MATERIALS ON-LINE:
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Regular BPAB Meeting Scheduled for 2010

Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Board (BPAB) regular meetings are now scheduled for 2010.
1.) January 07, 2010
2.) January 28, 2010
3.) March 04, 2010
4.) April 22, 2010
5.) April 29, 2010
6.) June 03, 2010
7.) July 01, 2010
8.) August 12, 2010
9.) September 02, 2010
10.) September 23, 2010
11.) October 14, 2010
12.) December 02, 2010
BPAB Meeting Location (Subject to Change):
Alachua County Administration [...]

How to make walking (and using the stairs) fun!

Wouldn’t it be great if a little fun could change people’s action for the better? Well guess what: it can! And by the way, there is a terrific proposal to place interactive musical sculptures in downtown Gainesville–designed to highlight the great musical talents that have come from here. I hope you will support that effort.

Next Regular BPAB Meeting, Dec. 1, 2009

Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Board (BPAB) regular meeting. Location: Grace Knight Conference Room (2nd Floor), Alachua County Admin. Bldg. (12 SE 1st Street, Gainesville FL). Questions? Call 352-334-5070 or e-mail BikePed@cityofgainesville.org

Join Bike/Ped board in Homecoming Parade!

Homecoming Parade 2009 is now just 1 week away. We would like to invite you to participate as a walker or bicyclist in our unit. Please RSVP if you can participate — Extra points for creative outfits, unusual bicycles & enthusiasm!
Your Name:
Number of [...]

Next Regular BPAB Meeting, Oct. 27, 2009

Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Board (BPAB) regular meeting.
Location: Grace Knight Conference Room (2nd Floor), Alachua County Admin. Bldg. (12 SE 1st Street, Gainesville FL).
Questions? Call 352-334-5070 or e-mail BikePed@cityofgainesville.org