April 9, 2012
Earth Days in the Bluegrass Offers Events for Cyclists
April is Earth Month, which means another year of Earth Days in the Bluegrass (EDBG) on campus! The month long celebration promotes sustainability, responsible global citizenship and the power of local action. EDBG – coordinated by The Office of Sustainability and UK Student Sustainability Council – features several events focused on bicycles and alternative transportation.
- 4/9; 4/20; 4/25: How to Fix a Flat Tire on Your Bicycle
- 4/11; 4/16; 4/27: Tips for Buying a Bicycle
- 4/13; 4/18; 4/23: Cycling Culture in Lexington
- 4/14; 4/21: Bicycle Commuting 101
- 4/15: Group Bicycle Ride
- 4/20: Car Free Day
- 4/22: Bike the Legacy Trail
- 4/23: Earth Day Fair
All classes start at 3 p.m. and are held at the Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library campus bike shop. For more information on these and other Earth Days in the Bluegrass events, visit www.sustainability.uky.edu/edbg.
Deadline Extended for Bike Trail Feedback
The University Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC) is now identifying and funding facility improvements and bicyclist education initiatives. A formal connection to Bellefonte Drive has been identified as a priority project by the BAC based on feedback from cyclists and the recommendations of the UK Campus Bicycle Plan (PDF), the LFUCG Greenway Master Plan and UK Arboretum.
In summary, the current proposal is to route cyclists along a trail on the western edge of the Arboretum Woods entering the woods from University Court and exiting across from Wildwood Avenue. Enhanced crossing treatments and way finding signs would be used to connect from this point down Wildwood Avenue to Tahoma Road continuing to Valley Road/Glendover Road. To read more about the proposal and the background, visit www.sustainability.uky.edu/files/pdf/arboretumtrail.pdf (PDF).
The deadline for feedback on the proposed bike trail has been extended to Monday, April 30. Please submit your comments to Stuart Kearns, BAC Chair, at (859) 257-6362 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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