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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8:00 am Shelby County Commissioners Meeting @ Shelby County Courthouse Annex
Shelby County Commissioners Meeting @ Shelby County Courthouse Annex
Feb 20 @ 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
8:30 am City Council Meeting @ Shelbyville City Hall
City Council Meeting @ Shelbyville City Hall
Feb 20 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
City Council Meeting @ Shelbyville City Hall | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
Public Meeting of the Shelbyville City Council. Pre-Meeting takes place at 8:00am Held in the Council Chambers on the 2nd Floor of City Hall. Typically the 3rd Monday of the month unless there is a holiday[...]
10:00 am Baby Bookworms Storytime @ Youth Department
Baby Bookworms Storytime @ Youth Department
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
This storytime is specifically for babies 18 months and under. It is offered year-round and may feature any or all of the following: stories, songs/music, puppets, finger plays, rhymes, activities, crafts, playtime, and lots of[...]
6:00 pm Genealogy Classes
Genealogy Classes
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Genealogy Classes will be held on Mondays: February 6, 13, and 20 from 6-7pm. Please call Judy Cheatham or Charlene Hoff at 317-398-8144 to register for the classes. A $10 class fee will be charged[...]
Feb
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10:00 am Tales for Tots Storytime @ Youth Department
Tales for Tots Storytime @ Youth Department
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
This storytime is specifically for babies and toddlers 12 months-36 months. It is offered year-round and may feature any or all of the following: stories, songs/music, puppets, finger plays, rhymes, activities, crafts, playtime, and lots[...]
12:00 pm GOD HELP THE CHILD – (Book Discu...
GOD HELP THE CHILD – (Book Discu...
Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Grab lunch at the Bookmark and discuss, GOD HELP THE CHILD by Toni Morrison. No reservations are necessary to attend. We just ask that you arrive a little early to order your drink or lunch.[...]
2:00 pm Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group @ The Horizon Center
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group @ The Horizon Center
Feb 21 @ 2:00 pm
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group @ The Horizon Center | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
The Alzheimer’s Association offers support groups for caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. Participants in support groups receive emotional support, practical assistance in coping with the issues they face, and the latest[...]
6:00 pm Shelby County Council Meeting @ County Building
Shelby County Council Meeting @ County Building
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Shelby County Council Meeting @ County Building | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
Location: COMMISSIONERS MEETING ROOM, SECOND FLOOR ANNEX Meeting is typically the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm.  Share this:FacebookTwitterGooglePinterestLinkedInMoreRedditEmail
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10:00 am Preschool Pals @ Youth Department
Preschool Pals @ Youth Department
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
This storytime is specifically for 3-5 year old children. It is offered year-round and may feature any or all of the following: stories, songs/music, puppets, finger plays, rhymes, activities, crafts, playtime, and lots of fun!Share[...]
1:00 pm Preschool Pals @ Youth Department
Preschool Pals @ Youth Department
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
This storytime is specifically for 3-5 year old children. It is offered year-round and may feature any or all of the following: stories, songs/music, puppets, finger plays, rhymes, activities, crafts, playtime, and lots of fun!Share[...]