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Thursday, August 6, 2009

London Cycling Campaign

Our five-year strategy
Our strategy 2008-13
LCC's latest five-year strategy document, entitled One in Five by 2025, covers the period 2008-2013. It outlines specific activities and targets in pursuit of our vision. You can download the full strategy and a summary of this document on the right.

The list of objectives below form the core of LCC's strategic direction for the next five years:

Promote cycling to the people
Many people are slow to realise the benefits of cycling, so we must skilfully make them see them.

Redesign our streets for cycles
Our streets and neighbourhoods need to be redesigned to be more cycle-friendly.

Promote cycling to our politicians
We must promote the facts, that cycling is cheap and provides a solution to five great public policy concerns for London.

Make cycling diverse and inclusive
Equality and inclusion are two key LCC values, and are central to our plan to make London a cycling city.

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David Byrne Bicycle Diaries

Since the early 1980s, David has been riding a bike as his principal means of transportation in New York City. Two decades ago, he discovered folding bikes and started taking them with him when travelling around the world. DB's choice was initially made out of convenience rather than political motivation, but the more cities he saw from his bicycle, the more he became hooked on this mode of transport and the sense of liberation, exhilaration, and connection it provided. This point of view, from his bike seat, became his panoramic window on urban life, a magical way of opening one’s eyes to the inner workings and rhythms of a city’s geography and population.


David Byrne's Bike Racks

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

SSWC are in September

Wednesday September 16th
12:00pm Coloring Contest Opening at Ska Brewing
3:00pm Hermosa Tours Shuttle, Champion Down, 25 spots
4:15pm Hermosa Tours Shuttle, Champion Down, 25 spots
5-6:00pm Group ride from Durango Rec Center
8:00pm Post Ride BeerBQ at Seanʼs House
10:00pm Live Music at Derail Saloon

Thursday September 17th
8:00am Hermosa Tours Shuttle, Blackhawk-Hermosa, 25 spots
9:00am Group ride from Fort Lewis College clock tower
10:00-2pm Lunch Party/Registration at Buckley Park
3:00pm Hermosa Tours Shuttle, Champion Down, 25 spots
4:15pm Hermosa Tours Shuttle, Champion Down, 25 spots
4:00-7pm Run What You Brung Bike Show at The Irish Embassy
6:00pm Group ride from Durango Cyclery
6:00pm Ladies ride from Durango Cyclery
9:00pm Live Music at Derail Saloon

Friday September 18th
8:00am Hermosa Tours Shuttle, Champion Down, 25 spots
9:15am Hermosa Tours Shuttle, Champion Down, 25 spots
7-10:00am Pancake breakfast at Buckley Park by Sol Cycles
9:00am Group ride/ race course pre ride from Fort Lewis College Clock Tower
9:00am Ladies ride/ race course pre ride from Fort Lewis College Clock Tower
10:00-4pm Registration at Buckley Park
5:00-8pm New Belgium Brewing Black Tie BBQ at The Smiley Building
7:00-10pm New Blegium Brewing 1x1 Film Festival and preliminary hosting comp
11:00pm Live Music at Derail Saloon

Saturday September 19th
7:00-10:00am registration & rock and roll out at Durango Cyclery
11:00am SSWC09 Race
5:30pm Coloring Contest Awards at Ska Brewing
6:00pm Race Awards/Dinner at Ska
7:30pm Live Hosting Competition at Ska
9:00pm Live Music at Ska

Sunday September 20th
10:00pm SSWC09 Bike Polo Tourney
2:00pm Polo Final Four

Bog is here...

Monday, August 3, 2009

Too many wheels on the bus - The Dispatch

Orphaned bikes piling up in COTA garage might go to charity
Monday, August 3, 2009 3:07 AM

Nearly 100 bicycles are in COTA's bus garage after being left on bus racks. In five years, fewer than 100 have been claimed out of 400 left behind.

Since COTA started putting bicycle racks on the front of all its buses nearly five years ago, hundreds of people have left their bikes behind after riding the bus.

Some are nice enough that one would expect the owners to come looking for them. When they don't, the Central Ohio Transit Authority is left wondering what to do: trash them, sell them or give them away?

"This is a problem for us," President Bill Lhota said recently as he surveyed nearly 100 bicycles hanging on or leaning against a wall in the bus garage at COTA's headquarters.

Some are old and battered, but others are new and well-maintained.

Ed Sowinski, a transportation supervisor for COTA,

estimated that 400 bikes have been left on bus racks in the past five years. COTA officials think that fewer than 100 were claimed by their owners.