Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Check out the coverage of Wheel Movement's "Ride of Celebration" courtesy of Georgia Bikes. It was a great event, awesome turnout, and perfect weather. Check out the article here.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
There will be a "Ride of Celebration" honoring Dr. Matthew Burke, Dr. Dan Dickinson, and Johnathan Tisdale, from Enterprise Mill (1450 Greene St) at 9:30am sharp. This road ride will be approximately 35 miles, with an average pace of 16-18mph. There will be a "No Drop" policy and all traffic laws will be followed. Helmets and a signed waiver are required by all riders. This ride is free, but Wheel Movement is asking for a $5 donation to cover the post ride lunch.
Basic sponsor $100
Make checks payable to: Wheel Movement of the CSRA, Inc.
Please join us for this event and we look forward to having all of you as members. Together we can shape the future of cycling in the CSRA.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Learn more about ARTS here:
Your time is greatly appreciated!
Saturday, October 8, 2011
1) The Lower Savannah Council of Governments (LSCOG) is completing a bicycle and pedestrian facilities study. LSCOG region consist of SC--Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell,
Calhoun, & Orangeburg Counties. The study will help the COG better understand local interest in bicycling and walking, and local needs for bicycle and pedestrian programs and infrastructure. The study will allow them to identify recommended corridors for bike/ped use, and identify potential funding sources.
LSCOG needs your feedback regarding current bike/ped need. Please take a few moments to fill out this short questionnaire. Even if you do not walk or bike regularly, your feedback will be helpful. The more responses they receive, the better they know how to plan for bike/ped needs in the future. Click here for the survey.
2) The Augusta Regional Transportation Study (ARTS) and Aiken County are developing both a regional and an Aiken County bicycle and pedestrian plan focused on improving bicycle and pedestrian accommodations in the area. The Plan will integrate bikeway and walkway improvements into the regional planning process, as well as increase travel options for cyclists and pedestrians, identify gaps in the network, improve connectivity of communities and activity centers, create safe routes to transit, and develop a framework for complete streets policies and standards. The Plan will offer recommendations for infrastructure improvements and education/ encouragement programs and policies. The Plans will serve as an update to the 2003 ARTS Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan.
The ARTS area includes all of Augusta-Richmond County and portions of Columbia County in Georgia and parts of Aiken and Edgefield Counties in South Carolina. The ARTS area includes the Georgia cities of Augusta, Grovetown, Hephzibah, and Blythe; and South Carolina cities of Aiken, North Augusta, and Burnettown. In addition to the regional bicycle and pedestrian plan development, the process will include development of a plan focused specifically on walking and biking in Aiken County. Click here to fill out the survey for the ARTS Study.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
The Augusta Regional Transportation Study (ARTS) and Aiken County are developing biking and walking routes focused on expanding the network of safe and inviting bicycle and pedestrian facilities - and the agencies want your help! You are encouraged to attend public workshops to provide your ideas!
Held in AIKEN
Monday, October 3 (5-7 pm)
City of Aiken Municipal Building
214 Park Avenue, SW, Aiken
Held in AUGUSTA
Tuesday, October 4 (5-7 pm)
Julian Smith Casino, Lake Olmstead 2200
Broad Street, Augusta
Learn about and offer suggestions for bicycling and walking improvements (paths, sidewalks, wide outside lanes on roadways, among others) and programs such as education, safety and encouragement.
Can't make it? Visit www.BikeWalkARTS.com & click "Get Involved" to complete a short survey about biking and walking in the region!
The ARTS area includes: Augusta-Richmond County, part of Columbia County, part of Aiken and Edgefield Counties. The Georgia cities: Augusta, Blythe, Grovetown and Hephzibah. South Carolina cities: Aiken, Burnettown and North Augusta.
Questions? Visit www.BikeWalkARTS.com or call:
Marya Moultrie - 706-821-1796 (Augusta)
Gerald Butler - 803-642-1520 (Aiken)
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wheel Movement shares in the varying degrees of grief, frustration and fear that have been expressed by cyclists in the CSRA following recent tragedies involving cyclists and motorists. Our response to these incidents is to continue working to establish educational, advocacy and outreach initiatives aimed at creating positive interaction amongst all users on our shared roadways. We hope to reach out to you for your assistance in implementing these programs in the near future.
Until that time, the Wheel Movement Steering Committee would like to remind you that it does not condone or support cycling behavior or initiatives that disregard the law and/or have the potential to generate consternation or hostile behavior toward cyclists. Instead, we ask for your patience and attentiveness toward the rules of the road as we prepare a forum and outlet by which we may all work productively to create a positive cycling environment in metro-Augusta.
Thank you for your support!
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Your help is greatly appreciated!
Monday, August 1, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
What: North Augusta Greeneway, Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan, Planning Commission Recommendation
When: Thursday, May 26, 7:00 p.m.
Where: North Augusta Planning Commission, City Council Chambers, Municipal Building, 100 Georgia Avenue (View agenda here: http://northaugusta.net/OnlineServices/DocumentLibrary/tabid/157/Default.aspx; [Navigate to: "Planning & Econ. Dev.; Meeting Agendas; Planning Comm. Agendas; 2011"; See: "Regular Meeting 5-26-11.pdf”])
Following Planning Commission recommendation, the Plan is tentatively scheduled to be considered by North Augusta City Council for adoption in June.
Want a copy of the plan? Contact the North Augusta Department of Planning and Economic Development at (803) 441-4221.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
WE NEED YOUR HELP! Take a few minutes to participate in Wheel Movement’s cycling preferences survey. The survey is administered by the CSRA Regional Commission on behalf of Wheel Movement, should take 10-15 minutes to complete, and can be found at: http://www.csrardc.org/csra/planning/planning_transp.html. (CSRA's Planning/Transportation page. Look for the "biker" icon shown on this post.)
Your participation in the survey process between now and the end of June is crucial as the results will be used to help the Wheel Movement Steering Committee complete the organization’s mission statement and by-laws for your consideration later this summer.
We want Wheel Movement’s efforts to address your needs. Complete the survey, and pass it on to other friends and family who want a safe and enjoyable cycling environment throughout the metro area.Whether commuter, racer, recreational or fitness rider - we ride together metro-Augusta!
Thursday, May 19, 2011
As efforts continue over the summer to "formalize" the Wheel Movement organization (See post below about May 21 community meeting), let Wheel Movement know via this blog or our Facebook page, your thoughts on partnering with the SSSL campaign to create a safer cycling environment in metro-Augusta.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Rides leave from the following locations...
Top of Greeneway at 7am
Savannah Rapids Pavilion at 6:45am
Daniel Village at 7am
For full details Check out the GHSU Bike Work Day 2011 Fan Page.
You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Celebrate Bike to Work Week all week long!
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
If you would like to shape the future of local cycling and Wheel Movement, please join us Saturday, May 21 from 5 to 7pm in the Starch Room at Enterprise Mill (next to Fat Mans, right side). This will be the very first community meeting and is the perfect opportunity to voice your concerns. This meeting will aid in the development of Wheel Movement as we look forward to hearing everyone's input in the cycling community. Refreshments will be served.
Please send RSVP to email@example.com
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
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Friday, April 8, 2011
House Bill 101, the "Better Bicycling Bill," successfully passed the House and then the Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, March 22nd - the same day as our hugely successful Ride to the Capitol event!
HB 101 is currently under review by the Senate Rules Committee. The Senate has adjourned until April 11th, after which they will have three more days to review this bill.
Be sure to let your state Senator know you support this bill before the 11th! You can do so quickly and conveniently through the League of American Bicyclists online petition system. To send an email in support of HB 101, simply visit http://www.capwiz.com/lab/issues/alert/?alertid=40245526&type=TA
For the latest version of the bill, click here. For a summary of the changes made by the bill, please review our HB 101 white paper.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Here's a list of Wheel Movement's objectives:
- Secure 501 c3 non-profit status
- Make drivers and cyclists aware of existing laws for sharing the road
- Work with city planners to secure Bike Friendly City status for Augusta, GA
- Develop and support a plan to promote bicycle commuting as a viable transportation alternative in the CSRA
- Develop and promote rider clinics to teach cycling etiquette
- Bike rodeos for kids and parents
- Outreach to medical community
- Be the voice of the entire cycling community
- Work with other community groups with similar objectives
- Host quarterly event for community
- Provide local representation, for state and national bike advocacy groups
- Attend "Ride to the Capitol" in Atlanta March 22, 2011
- Strive to ensure that new road construction and road renovations are designed to accommodate bicycle traffic
- Encourage local law enforcement to observe and enforce bicycle safety laws