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MITCH BARLOGA: Creating a bicycle-friendly community in your hometown

MITCH BARLOGA: Creating a bicycle-friendly community in your hometown

Measurements are taken often at how well our communities fare on a number of topics. There are statistics regarding places with the least crime, or most sunshine, and even number of fast-food joints per capita. There are also measurements regarding bicycle-friendly standards, along with benc…

May 01, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Cook County provides forum for connecting

Regional needs like transportation funding and other infrastructure investments seem to be getting lots of media attention lately.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am
Gary plan starting to come together with transit grant

Gary plan starting to come together with transit grant

Picture light rail or a rapid transit bus running every 10 minutes down Broadway through Gary, maybe all the way to Crown Point.

December 21, 2013 5:52 pm
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
GUEST COMMENTARY: We challenge NIRPC to lead on public transit

GUEST COMMENTARY: We challenge NIRPC to lead on public transit

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission’s website states NIRPC “provides a forum that enables the citizens of Northwest Indiana to address regional issues relating to transportation, the environment and community, and economic development.” Unfortunately, that forum has certain…

August 13, 2013 10:51 am

NIRPC plan wins top national honor

PORTAGE | NIRPC’s 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan took the top honor at Tuesday’s American Planning Association’s conference in Chicago, NIRPC executive director Ty Warner announced at Thursday’s full commission meeting.

April 18, 2013 12:43 pm
MITCH BARLOGA: Valparaiso has worked hard on its pathways

MITCH BARLOGA: Valparaiso has worked hard on its pathways

A few months ago I lathered a heap of praise upon Hammond and its robust trail network. However, long before Hammond officials “caught religion” on this matter, Valparaiso was leading the way in developing a series of intercity trails and wide sidewalks. These efforts were duly recognized la…

March 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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More seniors are choosing to age in place. These upgrades can make your current home a permanent staycation spot after retirement

More seniors are choosing to age in place. These upgrades can make your current home a permanent staycation spot after retirement

More seniors are choosing to age in place. These upgrades can make your current home a permanent staycation spot after retirement

February 09, 2013 12:00 am
ANDREA NEAL: Indy lacks critical mass for mass transit

ANDREA NEAL: Indy lacks critical mass for mass transit

There is one inescapable reason that a regional mass-transit system will not succeed in the Indianapolis area.

January 17, 2013 12:00 am
MITCH BARLOGA: Advocate safe biking and walking in your town

MITCH BARLOGA: Advocate safe biking and walking in your town

A couple of months ago, I wrote about contacting candidates for elected office regarding their views on nonmotorized issues. I made it a point to emphasize this because our elected officials play a significant role in effecting change in a community. This should be obvious.

January 05, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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MITCH BARLOGA: Creating a bike-friendly town without breaking the bank

MITCH BARLOGA: Creating a bike-friendly town without breaking the bank

Everything is a science. No matter how inane something might be, there is always a significant amount of thought afforded to its creation. Whether be it a pen, a piece of paper or even a toothpick, you'd be amazed at the process it takes to develop these everyday items.

August 04, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL: Transportation vital for economic development

When looking to the region's future, it's important to look at the big picture -- and the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission is doing exactly that.

July 05, 2011 12:00 am

NIRPC seeking big transpo projects

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission is opening a one-month window for municipalities and the Indiana Department of Transportation to submit transportation projects for inclusion in its 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan.

December 08, 2010 12:00 am
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