A community coalition to promote bicycle & pedestrian safety in Gainesville and Alachua County, Florida.

Category Archives: News

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 [...]

Homecoming Gainesville and Bike Parade

Dear Friends,
Have you ever considered what Homecoming day might be like if everybody who has the day off actually gathered someplace AFTER the parade to celebrate not only the Gator Nation, but also the diversity, richness and sustainable aspects of our North Florida community?

Well, we do too and Randy Wells, Albert White and I all [...]

The Kickstand 2nd Year Anniversary Event

Saturday Schedule for February 20th

Saturday Schedule for February 20th
1pm to 3pm      Bike polo (3 on 3 teams), games, registration for scavenger hunt, place food orders for post-event food
3pm                     Scavenger Hunt (registration is $10-$15-$20 sliding scale), family bike ride
4pm to 6pm     Tabling [...]

The Kickstand’s 2nd Anniversary Celebration

Friday and Sunday, Jan. 29 & 31, 2010, location: 722 South Main Street
Friday schedule
7:00pm Art Show, acoustic music, maybe some finger food… if you’re nice at the Kickstand, 722 South Main Street.
7:00pm Bike-In Movie at The 8th Ave Bike and Coffee House: 235 NW 8th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601. Rumor has it that Breaking Away [...]

Ideas from Elsewhere: The Bicycle Cellar in Tempe Arizona

Every fencepost and street sign already had a bicycle secured to it.

Bicycle Pedestrian Unit in UF Homecoming Parade 2009

Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Board joined by Gainesville Critical Mass & Gainesville Radical Ruckus Community Marching Band, October 16, 2009

Bicyclists, Know Your Rights, Wed. Mar. 25th, 7pm

Please join local attorneys, law students and others from the National Lawyers Guild for their “Bicyclists, Know Your Rights!” presentation on the rights and responsibilities of bicyclists under Florida law, Wednesday, March 25th at 7pm.
This event is part of the Civic Media Center’s ongoing “Know Your Rights” series, and the Gainesville Chapter of the [...]

County Hosts Bicycle Rodeo for kids ages 5 to 13, Sat. Mar 28th

To mark Bicycle Safety Month (which is March here in Florida), Alachua County is hosting a bicycle rodeo during the Youth Fair and Livestock Show Saturday, March 28th.
The fair takes place at the county fairgrounds (2900 NE 39th Ave), and the bicycle rodeo portion begins at 9am. . The rodeo will begin at 9 a.m., [...]

Gainesville Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Symposium, Tues. Oct 14th

Gainesville Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Symposium, Tues Oct 14th, 8:30am to 12n, Thomas Center, 302 NE 6th Ave