Environment

BikeLoudoun Makes the News!

Check out Loudoun Now's article, A Town on Two Wheels ...

Thank you, Loudoun Now!

Leesburg Bike Shop Wins Environmental Award

Loudoun Now reports ... Leesburg Bike Shop Wins Environmental Award!

Plum Grove (Re)Cyclery was the 2016 recipient of the John W. Tolbert, Jr., Environmental Achievement Award given by the Environmental Advisory Commission.

Click here to read the full story online!

Congratulations, Plum Grove!!

Speak out for walkable communities

From the  National Complete Streets Coalition ...

Tell Congress to make the next transportation bill a forward-looking one!

Negotiations are under way this week to reconcile the two versions of the bill.

The Senate's bill is far stronger on Complete Streets. Specifically, section 12208 of the Senate's draft includes language that requires cities and governments to use a Complete Streets approach when using federal dollars to build new streets or improve existing ones. 

From Rails-to-Trails Conservancy: Take action now!

 

From the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy:

Trails, sidewalks, crosswalks and bike lanes aren't luxury items. They're essential to help people safely get where they need to go-in small towns and large cities alike.

So why are some members of Congress trying to kill the largest federal source of funding for these types of projects?

Momentum Mag: Riding a bicycle is not just a sport, it’s a lifestyle.

 

Momentum Mag's goal is to influence a shift in the transportation culture in North America from car-centricity to a balance of public transportation, appropriate car use, walking and bicycling, by showcasing riding a bike as a fun, smart, stylish and sexy way to get around.

LOCOTA

Check out LOCOTA!

LOCOTA (Loudoun County Trails Association) is a non-profit group that advocates the development of new and existing multi-use trails within Loudoun County ...

New video shows bike + bus = easy

Our very own Pat Turner teamed with Loudoun County Commuter Services to demonstrate how easy it is to place a bicycle on Loudoun's new transit style buses. View the video for inspiration. Perhaps there's a way to re-think how you travel to work! 

 

To learn more about commuting options visit:

Loudoun County Commuter Services

Interesting Article on Cars vs Alternate Transportation

 

"Expanding public transportation, walking, and biking in cities could save more than $100 trillion in public and private spending between now and 2050 ..." Click here to read full article at Futurity.

Washington state, the best state for biking

From The Washington Post, July 3, 2014 

Why biking to work can be contagious

Check out this article from Futurity.Org ...

People who walk or bike to work are likely to influence co-workers and partners to do the same, a new study suggests .... Read full story here

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