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Bicycling M-185 – America’s most unique state highway


As America’s only state highway that prohibits motor vehicles (except emergency vehicles), M-185 is truly a bicyclist’s paradise. This route circles the entire perimeter of Mackinac Island, Michigan, where motor vehicles have been banned since 1898. At just 8.2 miles in … Continue reading

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More beneficial use of highway money


Late in 2013 a brand new interstate highway interchange opened along I-96 at Latson Road near Howell, Michigan. The cost of this single, basic  “diamond-shaped” interchange was $32 million dollars. While many people in suburban Livingston County are probably thrilled with a … Continue reading

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Louisville’s East End mega-bridge/tunnel project


Scheduled to open in 2016, the East End Bridge and Tunnel project will fill an existing gap in the Interstate 265 Beltway northeast of downtown Louisville and provide the first fixed Ohio River crossing (a 2,500 foot long cable-stayed bridge with a … Continue reading

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Plow the d@%n bike lanes too!


Now that most of us are in the frosty grip of winter (quit smirking Hawaii and Florida), I have been reminded about an old pet peeve that many of us commuting cyclists have – the lack of snow or ice … Continue reading

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Let the good word on bicycles be heard!


This graphic shown below was produced by the League of Michigan Bicyclists and pretty much says it all about the benefits of bicycling to the State of Michigan.  Similar examples can be found nationwide and across the globe. Wednesday, May 22nd … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye to Kokoslowmotion


If you happen to have grown up in Indiana or pass through the central part of the state from time to time, you have no doubt driven the U.S. 31 bypass around Kokomo. You may also recall that today, the … Continue reading

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It’s time to go on a national road diet


It seems like every other week there is some new trendy diet being promoted on cable or in periodicals. Well…in the world of planning, road diets are currently in vogue. Generally, a road diet means reducing the number of lanes … Continue reading

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