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The February Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals webinar sponsored by Bike/Walk Alliance for Missoula will be “Strategies to Enable Winter Cycling and Walking” originally shown by APBP on 1/15/14. Please click here to register.

Presenters in this session will discuss:
  • On overview of different types of winter climates and how facilities and maintenance should be adapted to local climate
  • Different policy approaches to snow removal from sidewalks
  • The importance of prioritization and predictability of snow removal in encouraging winter cycling
  • A pilot program to determine operation and funding requirements to achieve improved snow clearing and street sweeping along on-street bike routes.

Presenters:
Tyler Golly, General Supervisor – Sustainable Transportation, City of Edmonton
Marc Jolicoeur, Research Director, Velo Quebec
Nicole Losch, Bicycle/Pedestrian/Environmental Planner, City of Burlington
Arthur Ross, Pedestrian/Bicycle Coordinator, City of Madison

Date: Thursday, February 13, 2014
Time: 12:00 till 2:00 pm (presentation at 12:15)
Presentation Length: 90 minutes
Location: Garlington, Lohn & Robinson, Conference Room, 350 Ryman Street, Missoula, MT

A complimentary lunch will be provided to those who preregister. Register here.

Bob Missoula Parade of Lights

Bob does use gloves!

What better time to avoid being overheated. Missoula in the winter can be a great place to get around via active transportation. Personally I concur with Kevin Hyde that bicycling is the preferred way to go. Having been a year round commuter during my working years I became quite comfortable riding in most any weather. Finding the right streets can be a challenge but is well worth the effort to help keep the body in shape during the down winter months. What is your active method for commuting during the winter; bike, bus, walk, run? Add your comments!

Leave the Winter slush at the door….

  • What: BWAM Annual Members’ Meeting & Dinner
  • When: Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011 @ 7:00pm
  • Where: Christ the King Church, 1400 Gerald Ave. (corner Keith & Gerald)
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BWAM invites you to reconnect with old friends and to make new ones at our annual meeting. Enjoy a delicious chili, salad, and cornbread dinner from “Catered Away” and slake your thirst with beer or wine while we revisit last year’s successes look ahead to special events, important projects, lofty goals of 2011! Learn about new trail developments with an update by Jean Belangie-Nye, BWAM’s Missoula Lolo Trail Alliance committee chair, and a presentation by Dave Shaw, Missoula Parks and Recreation, regarding the latest trail developments on Missoula’s Open Space and Conservation Lands. Bring family and friends; everyone is welcome.

Not sure if you want to be part of an organization that wants you as a member?? Consider this: Bike/Walk Alliance for Missoula, a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, is a member driven advocacy group that influences bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure in the Five Valley region from the proposed Lolo-Missoula Trail to the bike lanes striping Higgins Ave North. We are helping shape the Active Transportation Plan of Missoula and have a hand in much of the bike lanes downtown. If you have walked or biked around town you have probably benefited from our work. BWAM works in solidarity with other bicycling organizations in Missoula and waxes a festive attitude for special events like PEDal Fest Missoula, New Belguim Brewing Clips of Faith Film and Beer Tour, Sunday Streets, and Bike Walk Bus Week. Now, be a part of the effective organization that helps make biking and walking a compelling choice!!

On Saturday, February 12, 2011, the festivities continue with BWAM’s Annual Meeting at 7:00pm in the lower center of Christ the King Church–1400 Gerald Ave. (Corner of Keith and Gerald). Dinner and brews are free for members and $5.00/person for non-members. Renew your membership or become a member, click here link to join now, or join/renew at the meeting and raise a glass and your voice to shape our transportation choices in the Five Valley region!

Please let us know if you will be attending the meeting and how many will be eating by clicking here (RSVP disabled)

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