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Ferndale View: Bike Summit Information Station

Ferndale View: Bike Summit Information Station 20130117thank you jenn bourgeault

(Ferndale View: Julie Funke of Two Women, Four Wheels blog, Jan. 17, 2013)

I had the opportunity to attend the Bike Summit back in December at the Royal Oak Public Library.

A big shout-out to Tom Regan, our fearless Oakland County bike organizer, because this event was fantastic! Standing room only.

Representatives from various local groups, companies, the county and SE MI cities sharing tons of great info. People really rallying around this whole non-motorized city thing = whoo hoo!

So, this is an information-sharing post highlighting ways you can kick off 2013 by supporting non-motorized vibrators-dot-com-sidebar-adtransport in SE Michigan.

From Todd Scott, Detroit Greenways coordinator: 

Great news about biking in Detroit!

Fun fact: 45 miles of bike lanes in the city as of year-end 2012, 70-80 miles total slated for 2013. NICE.

Bike share feasibility study at WSU: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/20/detroit-bike-sharing-service-share-program_n_1900951.html

Birmingham multi-modal public hearing, Thursday January 17th 8:00 pm, Baldwin library

If you live in, bike through, or walk through Birmingham you will want to attend this hearing.  A large, enthusiastic crowd at this hearing will boost efforts by city staff to build a walkable, bikeable Birmingham:
http://wearemodeshift.org/visioning-workshop-multi-modal-transportation-birmingham

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Modeshift

Achille Bianche of Modeshift was one of the speakers at the summit, he wrote an article on it at the Modeshift website:
http://wearemodeshift.org/bike-summit-outlines-2013-advocacy-and-policy-efforts-woodward

Work at Beaumont?

If you work at Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital and are interested in joining their bike-to-work campaign contact Matt Faraday at faradayrn@gmail.com.

Facebook group

DDAsample02If you live in, bike through, or walk through Royal Oak, definitely check out the non-motorized Facebook group to stay informed on great events like this:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/116745178378727/?fref=ts

Editor’s Note: Two Women, Four Wheels is a blog that explores non-car transportation in the Detroit area. This post originally appeared at http://www.twowomenfourwheels.blogspot.com/, and is republished with permission.  Their website explains, “We built this city on walk and roll! This is the true story of adventures two ladies encounter while navigating southeast Michigan via bike/bus sober and not sober. We hope these stories entertain and inspire you to explore your community in a car-free way. Our small bus investment pays big dividends.”

Here it the story announcing the Bike Summit, along with more details about the folks behind it – http://oaklandcounty115.com/2012/11/15/bike-summit-planned-for-dec-12/.

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Editor & Publisher Crystal A. Proxmire has written 2740 articles for Oakland County One~Fifteen

The Oakland County 115 News Hub, or oc115, is a community-driven news hub that depends on reader support and business sponsorships in order to bring independent journalism to you. Since 2009 we've been providing local news for Ferndale, MI and are now branching out to county-wide coverage. If you value this project, please check out the links at the top of the page to give your support! Contact us at editor@oc115.com with questions, comments, ideas etc.

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