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MITCH BARLOGA: Experience region at night with Starlight Express Pass

MITCH BARLOGA: Experience region at night with Starlight Express Pass

Riding your bicycle at night offers an experience unlike during the day. The air feels different, as does your perspective on your surrounding…

June 05, 2014 12:00 am

MITCH BARLOGA: A funding primer for bicycle, pedestrian facilities

MITCH BARLOGA: A funding primer for bicycle, pedestrian facilities

It can be safely assumed residents in Northwest Indiana love their trails. Since 1990 we have grown tenfold to over 130 miles of paved, region…

April 03, 2014 12:00 am

MITCH BARLOGA: Making streets accessible for people with disabilities

MITCH BARLOGA: Making streets accessible for people with disabilities

In my role as active transportation planner for NIRPC, I am reminded often of the importance of making our streets safe and accessible for non…

March 06, 2014 12:00 am

MITCH BARLOGA: Despite weather, Le Tour de Shore rolls in soon

MITCH BARLOGA: Despite weather, Le Tour de Shore rolls in soon

Whoever is done with this winter weather, please raise your hand.

February 06, 2014 12:00 am

MITCH BARLOGA: 2013 was active year for active transportation

MITCH BARLOGA: 2013 was active year for active transportation

Yet again another year has passed into history, so no better time to assess the progress our region has made for nonmotorized (or active) tran…

January 02, 2014 12:00 am

MITCH BARLOGA: Thank parents of NWI's regional trails

MITCH BARLOGA: Thank parents of NWI's regional trails

Today in Northwest Indiana, we proudly boast more than 130 miles of off-road, multi-use trail in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties.

December 05, 2013 12:00 am

MITCH BARLOGA: A Golden Spoke moment for bistate region

MITCH BARLOGA: A Golden Spoke moment for bistate region

Leaders and advocates from Northwest Indiana and the neighboring Chicago Southland came together on the state line between Munster and Lansing…

November 07, 2013 12:00 am

MITCH BARLOGA: A Great Lakes water trail to be proud of

MITCH BARLOGA: A Great Lakes water trail to be proud of

Last year, a couple of young women truly defined the word "intrepid." Best friends Amy Lukas and Mary Catterlin set out on a “dugout,” or hand…

October 03, 2013 12:00 am

MITCH BARLOGA: Yesterday’s railroads are today’s trails

MITCH BARLOGA: Yesterday’s railroads are today’s trails

If you regularly read this column, or are just a hiking or bicycle enthusiast, you know about the robust development of off-road trails in Nor…

September 05, 2013 12:00 am

MITCH BARLOGA: Improve bicycling safety on our streets

MITCH BARLOGA: Improve bicycling safety on our streets

Last Monday, a Chicago businessman, and skilled bicyclist, was killed riding his bike while on vacation with his family in Michigan. There is …

August 15, 2013 12:00 am
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