Cycling to a Healthier Shelby County

Bicycle ImageOn Tuesday, Oct. 16th, 2012, a seminar was held regarding Planning for a Bicycle-Friendly Community. I attended this seminar and recorded a video of my take on the seminar. Please take the time to view it, and maybe check out a few of the links below the video.

The 5 E-s of creating a bicycle friendly community were addressed by the seminar.

  1. Engineering
  2. Education
  3. Encouragement
  4. Enforcement
  5. Evaluation and Planning

In addition, 4 ways a community benefits were shown.

  1. Quality of Life
  2. Economic Development
  3. Environmental Benefit
  4. Health Benefit

One way a community can benefit is illustrated at this website .

More about the health benefits and statistics about health in Indiana can be found here .

Information and calculators used in community planning for bicycles can be found at the League of Illinois Bicyclists website .

More information about bicycle planning as well as information about becoming recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Business, University, or Community can be found at the League of American Bicyclists website .

Please check out the resources and learn more about the many benefits to our community.

You can also join the Bike Trails Action Team of the Shelby County Aspiration Process which meets the first Wednesday of each month at 5pm at the Blue River Community Foundation Building at 54 West Broadway Street.

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Upcoming Events

May
26
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2016
6:15 pm Shelbyville Rotary Club Meetings @ The Fiddlers Three Restaurant
Shelbyville Rotary Club Meetings @ The Fiddlers Three Restaurant
May 26 @ 6:15 pm
Shelbyville Rotary Club Meetings @ The Fiddlers Three Restaurant
The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster: 1. The development of acquaintances as an opportunity for service.[...]
6:30 pm Civil Air Patrol Meeting @ National Guard Armory
Civil Air Patrol Meeting @ National Guard Armory
May 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Civil Air Patrol Meeting @ National Guard Armory | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
If you are interested in airplanes, rockets, learning new skills, and leardership, you might want to join the Civil Air Patrol.  This patrol is for anyone ages 12-18 who is interested in these things. Join[...]
May
27
Fri
2016
10:00 am Creative Time at the Gallery @ The Gallery
Creative Time at the Gallery @ The Gallery
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Creative Time at the Gallery @ The Gallery | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
The Gallery in downtown Shelbyville is hosting a weekly open house for artists to enjoy the company of other artists and the benefit of a studio. Share this:FacebookTwitterGooglePinterestLinkedInMoreRedditEmail
1:00 pm Pantry Pals – Fairland @ New Life United Methodist Church
Pantry Pals – Fairland @ New Life United Methodist Church
May 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Pantry Pals - Fairland @ New Life United Methodist Church | Fairland | Indiana | United States
New Life Methodist Church/Pantry Pals 1-3pm Every two months on the Fourth Friday on the following dates: – January 23, 2015 – March 27, 2015 – May 22, 2015 – July 24, 2015 – September[...]
7:00 pm The Echo Effect Gathering @ The ECHO Effect Arts Campus
The Echo Effect Gathering @ The ECHO Effect Arts Campus
May 27 @ 7:00 pm
The Echo Effect Gathering @ The ECHO Effect Arts Campus | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
Every Friday night there will be a gathering for fellowship, worship and study. Find out more about the Echo Effect Arts Campus here.Share this:FacebookTwitterGooglePinterestLinkedInMoreRedditEmail
May
28
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2016
8:00 am Shelbyville Farmers Market @ Downtown Shelbyville
Shelbyville Farmers Market @ Downtown Shelbyville
May 28 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Shelbyville Farmers Market @ Downtown Shelbyville
Visit the Shelbyville Farmers Market for fresh produce, fresh freezer beef, fresh flowers, locally produced canned and baked goods, hand made local items and more! Every week on Saturdays from 8am-noon through Oct. 1st, and[...]
May
30
Mon
2016
8:00 am Shelby County Commissioners Meeting @ Shelby County Courthouse Annex
Shelby County Commissioners Meeting @ Shelby County Courthouse Annex
May 30 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Shelby County Commissioners Meeting @ Shelby County Courthouse Annex
Weekly meeting of the County Commissioners in Room 206 of the Shelby County Courthouse Annex. Agendas are set by noon on Wednesday of the preceding week.  Share this:FacebookTwitterGooglePinterestLinkedInMoreRedditEmail
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1
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2016
5:30 pm Spartan Cupboard @ Southwestern Jr./Sr. High School
Spartan Cupboard @ Southwestern Jr./Sr. High School
Jun 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Spartan Cupboard @ Southwestern Jr./Sr. High School | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
A food pantry for families living in the Southwestern Consolidated School District and students attending Southwestern Schools. The pantry is open on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month from 5:30pm to 6:30pm Located[...]
Jun
2
Thu
2016
6:15 pm Shelbyville Rotary Club Meetings @ The Fiddlers Three Restaurant
Shelbyville Rotary Club Meetings @ The Fiddlers Three Restaurant
Jun 2 @ 6:15 pm
Shelbyville Rotary Club Meetings @ The Fiddlers Three Restaurant
The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster: 1. The development of acquaintances as an opportunity for service.[...]
6:30 pm Civil Air Patrol Meeting @ National Guard Armory
Civil Air Patrol Meeting @ National Guard Armory
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Civil Air Patrol Meeting @ National Guard Armory | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
If you are interested in airplanes, rockets, learning new skills, and leardership, you might want to join the Civil Air Patrol.  This patrol is for anyone ages 12-18 who is interested in these things. Join[...]