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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, regional routes that connect a majority of our communities. How they get built, along with related facilities such as sidewalks, takes money.

April 03, 2014 12:00 am

Senate limits rental inspections, Lake tourism oversight

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana Senate acted on 70 legislative proposals Tuesday, the final day for senators to approve or reject plans that previously were passed by the Republican-controlled House.

March 04, 2014 2:28 pm

Lawmakers advancing proposals quickly in short legislative session

INDIANAPOLIS | As the Indiana General Assembly nears the midpoint of its 2014 session, the Republican-controlled House and Senate this week approved scores of legislative proposals that now go to the opposite chamber for further review.

January 31, 2014 2:00 pm Related
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 still no known reason why the driver of the automobile swerved into him. You could imagine a number of possibilities.

August 15, 2013 12:00 am

Portage Fire Department sponsors bicycle safety day

PORTAGE | The Fire Department, with support from Portage Firefighters Local 3151, Portage Kiwanis and Porter Regional Hospital will host a bicycle safety day to promote bicycle and general safety from 9 a.m. to noon June 29 at the east parking lot of Willowcreek Middle School, 5962 Central Ave.

June 15, 2013 5:30 pm
MITCH BARLOGA: Be a 'spokesperson' for National Bike Month

MITCH BARLOGA: Be a 'spokesperson' for National Bike Month

We have finally crossed into the warmer months in our region, which offer excellent opportunities to enjoy our communities by bicycle. Fitting, then, that May would be deemed National Bike Month, as it has been since its inception in 1956.

May 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Portage Fire Department set to host bicycle rodeo May 11

PORTAGE | The Portage Fire Department will host its annual bicycle safety day from 9 a.m. to noon May 11 in the east parking lot of Willowcreek Middle School, 5962 Central Ave.

April 14, 2013 12:00 am
MITCH BARLOGA: Spring has sprung, so break out bike

MITCH BARLOGA: Spring has sprung, so break out bike

Recently, I rummaged through my garage to get my bike ready for the season, along with my son’s. In the process it dawned on me that many of you might not be familiar with getting your own bike in shape – so consider this a quick guide.

April 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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America pedaling toward more bike-friendly digs

America pedaling toward more bike-friendly digs

In 21st century America, a 19th century invention, the bicycle, is figuring more and more in the calculations of apartment hunters and others looking for suitable digs.

January 16, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Bicyclist injured

Bicyclist injured

Emergency personnel assist a bicyclist who was injured after being hit by a vehicle on Glenwood-Lansing Road.

June 20, 2012 4:40 pm
Bicyclist injured

Bicyclist injured

Emergency personnel tend to a bicyclist who was injured after being hit by a vehicle on Glenwood-Lansing Road.

June 20, 2012 4:40 pm
Bicyclist injured

Bicyclist injured

Emergency personnel tend to a bicyclist who was injured after being hit by a vehicle Wednesday on Glenwood-Lansing Road near Lansing Airport .

June 20, 2012 4:40 pm
Bike trails replacing highways for some in the region

Bike trails replacing highways for some in the region

John Hudec, owner of Hudec Woodworking Corp. in Griffith, commutes six miles to work on his bike from Schererville to Griffith two or three times a week.

May 15, 2012 2:38 pm
Bike trails replacing highways for some in the region

Bike trails replacing highways for some in the region

John Hudec, owner of Hudec Woodworking Corp. in Griffith, commutes six miles to work on his bicycle from Schererville to Griffith two or three times a week.

May 15, 2012 2:35 pm
Bike trails replacing highways for some in the region

Bike trails replacing highways for some in the region

John Hudec, owner of Hudec Woodworking Corp. in Griffith, commutes six miles to work on his bike from Schererville to Griffith two or three times a week.

May 15, 2012 2:35 pm
Bike trails replacing highways for some in the region

Bike trails replacing highways for some in the region

John Hudec, owner of Hudec Woodworking Corp. in Griffith, commutes six miles to work on his bike from Schererville to Griffith two or three times a week.

May 15, 2012 2:33 pm
Bike trails replacing highways for some in the region

Bike trails replacing highways for some in the region

John Hudec, owner of Hudec Woodworking Corp. in Griffith, commutes six miles to work on his bike from Schererville to Griffith two or three times a week.

May 15, 2012 2:33 pm
Bike trails replacing highways for some in the region

Bike trails replacing highways for some in the region

John Hudec, owner of Hudec Woodworking Corp. in Griffith, has pedaled six miles a few times a week from his Schererville home to his Griffith shop for nearly the past decade — even in  the winter with snow on the ground.

May 15, 2012 2:35 pm

Portage bike rodeo is Saturday

PORTAGE | The Portage Fire Department will host its annual Bicycle Rodeo and Safety Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the east parking lot of Willowcreek Middle School, 5962 Central Ave.

May 13, 2012 5:47 pm
Bike trails replacing highways for some in the region

Bike trails replacing highways for some in the region

Bicycle technician Trent Heldt checks a bike computer at the Trek Bicycle Store in Schererville. David Eenigenburg, president of Trek in Schererville, gives his employees a raise of 75 cents per hour every day they bike to work instead of driving their cars.

May 04, 2012 5:10 pm
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