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Monthly Archives: December, 2007

Florida Culture and Nature Tourism Grants Accepting Applications March 2008

Visit Florida is announcing the Guidelines for Cultural Heritage and Nature
Tourism (CHNT) Grant Program. APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED: March 14, 2008 through
5:00 p.m., April 18, 2008.
For more information go to www.VISITFLORIDA.org, then follow the sections
titled “Industry”, “Grants” and, finally, “Cultural Heritage and Nature
Tourism Grant Program” to locate the application).
2008-2009 Grant Guidelines
VISIT FLORIDA administers this REIMBURSEMENT grant program [...]

Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Board (BPAB) Meetings Tue. Dec. 11

Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Board (BPAB) Meetings
Date: Tuesday December 11, 2007
-6:00 PM – Freiker Bicycle Encouragement Program Subcommittee Meeting
-7:00 PM – Regular BPAB Meeting
LOCATION: Alachua County Admin. Bldg (Grace Knight Conference Rm – 2nd Fl), 12 South East 1st Street – Gainesville, Florida
BPAB Minutes Dec 11 [...]

Cars out as London mayor clears way for Paris-style plage and cycle boulevards

London is now following Paris’ lead in closing a major commuter corridor to cars each August. Paris created a hugely popular pedestrian promenade and “beach” in the historic heart of the city along the River Seine. When students are largely out of town in the summer, couldn’t Gainesville do something on a smaller scale but [...]

Walking in Air: Pedestrian Bridges

Wouldn’t an architecturally striking bicycle/pedestrian bridge across I-75 create a cost effective linkage for commuter and recreational access in southwest Gainesville?
“Pedestrian bridges can reunite downtowns with their waterfronts, add dynamic forms to city skylines, give historic vehicular bridges new life, and bring citizens closer to nature.”
Take a look at this recent article in the October [...]

City Bike Strategies: A New Mobility Advisory Brief

What could Gainesville learn from efforts to encourage bike ridership? In particular, could a “city bike” program (where public bikes are available for quick and inexpensive rent all around campus and the city) be successful here?
See City Bike Strategies: A New Mobility Advisory Brief