August 2011 Blog Posts (4)

GREAT MARKETING OPPORTUNITY FOR NAPLES AREA BUSINESSES!

The past three years Naples Pathways Coalition and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce have published the City of Naples Bicycle Map.  It is a useful and easy to read map that notes the recommended cycling routes in the City.  Tourists use it to get around, whether on foot, bike or car.  We have heard from the Visitor's Center that this is the most often requested map. 

 

We have given area businesses the opportunity to advertise on this map, and the sponsors' locations are…

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Added by MICHELLE AVOLA REESE on August 31, 2011 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Bayshore Goes Green

Kudos to Bayshore residents in Naples, who decided to make their community more bike-friendly by painting green bike lanes in each direction along a 1.5 miles stretch of Bayshore Drive, from U.S. 41 east to Thomasson Drive. The four-foot wide, green lanes are meant to make motorists more aware of cyclists.

 

“By coloring the bike lanes, the motorist looks at it like a different area,” project manager David Buchheit told the Fort Myers News-Press. “You have fewer cars…

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Added by John Verhovshek on August 29, 2011 at 10:02am — No Comments

Bikes in Traffic

Recently, I re-read Tom Vanderbilt’s excellent book, Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us). As you might expect, Vanderbilt writes primarily about automobile traffic, but he has some interesting (and surprising) things to say about bicycles, as well.

 

One of the most intriguing points the book raises has to do with the way drivers perceive cyclists, versus how they view other drivers. Citing Jack Katz, a sociologist at the University of…

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Added by John Verhovshek on August 29, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Don't park in my bike lane, you've been warned.......

Anyone have a tank I can borrow?

 

Check it out!

Added by MICHELLE AVOLA REESE on August 15, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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