Tuesday, May 24, 2011

North Augusta Greeneway, Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan

The North Augusta Planning Commission will consider issuing a recommendation to City Council on the draft North Augusta Greeneway, Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan, this Thursday evening, May 26, 2011. City officials have been working with Alta Planning + Design since spring of 2010 to draft this important policy document which is intended to guide the City’s immediate and long-term investments in pedestrian and bicycle mobility throughout North Augusta.

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

Take the Wheel Movement Cycling Preferences Survey!

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

Safe Streets Save Lives Campaign Launches in South Carolina!

Exciting news as the Palmetto Cycling Coalition and BikeLaw.com announce the launch of the Safe Streets Saves Lives (SSSL) campaign. The SSSL project is presented as, "...the first initiative of its kind that is working toward reducing the number of automobile/bicycle crashes and deaths on South Carolina roads." Learn more at: http://www.safestreetssavelives.org/index.php.

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

GHSU Bike to Work Day Wed. May 18th!

Join in on some group commutes to GHSU Wednesday, May 18th.

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 rlambert@georgiahealth.edu for more details.

Celebrate Bike to Work Week all week long!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Wheel Movement Community Meeting - May 21

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 wheelmovement@yahoo.com