Friday, July 24, 2009

[B-TOP] Help us assess Bloomington's walkability, bike education, and climate change action

Here are several items of interest from Bloomington Transportation Options for People:

Walkability Survey
Please help us gather data about Bloomington neighborhoods! B-TOP is working with the Active Living Coalition to administer a survey developed by Health by Design in Indianapolis in order to rate the walkability of different neighborhoods in Bloomington. Go to to fill out the survey online, or print a paper version you can mail in. We suggest you walk around your neighborhood and check things out for the best information. If you’d like, take a camera with you—you can upload up to four image files with your survey. Please share this with your friends and neighbors too!
Bicycle Education Opportunities
Traffic Skills 101 – August 15, 2009
This course is structured to be a fun yet intensive educational experience with the aim of increasing a cyclist’s confidence and safe riding skills. It will be held on Saturday August 15th from 9am to 6pm at Bloomington City Hall (room #135). Registration must be received by August 10, 2009.
LCI Training Seminar – August 28-30, 2009
The League of American Bicyclists is holding a seminar to train and certify League Cycling Instructors (LCIs) in Bloomington from August 28-30. This is a unique opportunity that is rarely offered in Indiana – so don’t miss out. If you are an experienced cyclist and would like to teach others, please consider taking the next step towards certification. Traffic Skills 101 is a prerequisite for the certification seminar. Registration is handled by the League of American Bicyclists on their website:
More information on both offerings is available at Feel free to contact me if I can provide further information.
Raymond Hess
Climate Change Action: Bloomington 350
See for background on an international day of climate action planned for October 24, 2009. In Bloomington, a group called Bloomington 350 is getting together to plan local events. This may involve events spread out through the 350 hours (about two weeks) before October 24 as well. If you’re interested in getting involved, come to the next meeting (see below), or email
Thursday, August 6
5:30-7:00 pm
Monroe County Public Library meeting room 1C

B-TOP contact:
Elizabeth Venstra
Vice-President, Bloomington Transportation Options for People

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