Thursday, August 25, 2011

A Note from the Wheel Movement Steering Committee

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

ARTS Bicycle and Pedestrian Planners Need Volunteers

Now is your chance to help out Wheel Movement. We are looking for people to represent Wheel Movement and fulfill some volunteer positions. ARTS is analyzing 16 predetermined locations and needs people to count bicyclists and pedestrians at these locations. The ARTS Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Update will consist of 2 days of counting. The weekday count will be held September 13,14,or 15 from 5 to 7. And there will also be a count held on Saturday September 10th from noon to 2. One key piece of info, all "counters" must attend training. Count training will be held at the North Augusta Community Center, at Buena Vista and Brookside Ave., from 1:30 to 2:30pm August 30th. Contact Marya Moultrie, Transportation Planner for Augusta-Richmond County Planning Commission, at 706-821-1807, or email mmoultrie at augustaga dot gov
Your help is greatly appreciated!

Monday, August 1, 2011

North Augusta Greeneway, Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan

ATTENTION! The North Augusta City Council will not consider the North Augusta Greeneway, Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan tonight (August 1st) as previously scheduled. Wheel Movement will make you aware as soon as we know when this item will be revisited. In the meantime, please keep an eye on the North Augusta city website for more information. City Council meetings are the first and third Monday of each month (and agendas are usually released online the Friday prior).