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Two Louisville Women Say Bike To Work Day, 2011 Is Better Than Morning Coffee!

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May 20, 2011

Norma and Mary Lou tried the buddy system on May 20, 2011. They decided biking to work would be a great way to improve heart and lung health while saving money on gas. I caught up with them on their return trip Friday afternoon. They shared a feeling of exhilaration and accomplishment and decided...
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Bike Week Reminder: Bicycles Rule Worldwide! Two to One!

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May 15, 2011
Bike Week Reminder: Bicycles Rule Worldwide! Two to One!

Damn, those Danes are stylin’! Just take a look at Cycle Chic, a Website with a bold tagline: “Hold my bicycle while I kiss your girlfriend … The Original. Bringing Sexy Back Since 2006.” In Freiburg, Germany, 70 percent of local trips are made by bike or public transit or on foot thanks to regular,...
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Louisville’s businesses are being over-charged

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May 10, 2011
Louisville’s businesses are being over-charged

$2,124.80.That’s how much I’ve spent at Starbucks since I started tracking my expenditures two years ago. That works out to over $88 per month. Even that underestimates my consumption, because it excludes purchases at Heine Bros. and Red Hot Roasters. That’s a lot of coffee. And a lot of unnecessary spending. I know I...
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Fancy Pants bike Ride

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May 4, 2011
Fancy Pants bike Ride

Dress up for Bike Ride to Dawn at the Downs – Thursday, May 5, 2011 If an early morning at the track and even earlier morning on your bike sounds like fun to you then Bike to Dawn at the Downs tomorrow morning, Thursday May 5, is just for you! Join the early-rising sprocket...
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Crescent Hill Easter Parade Makes a Big Splash!

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April 24, 2011

Crescent Hill and Clifton neighborhoods don't let a mere flood get in the way of their annual Easter Parade. In fact, the puddles turned out to be a major attraction for one group of kids who jumped in with both feet. They were just as happy to let it pour.
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Will the Fischer Administration Make it ‘Snow’ in Louisville?

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April 20, 2011
Will the Fischer Administration Make it ‘Snow’ in Louisville?

When economist Clyde Presotwitz was promoting his book about the developing economies of Asia, Three Billion New Capitalists, he liked to recount a conversation he had with his 20-something son during the early part of the last decade. The topic of that father-son talk focused on the son’s future career ambitions.  The younger Prestowitz,...
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Nothing Certain but Taxes and Death

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April 19, 2011
Nothing Certain but Taxes and Death

  Friday night. April 15th. For most, or at least since the dawn of my generation, April fifteenth is tax day. Back in ye olde days it was just a given – no one really knew why or bothered to look it up. Why is this important? Because I’m a member of a Meetup...
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Day 581 of My Car-Free Experiment – Meet Jeromy Edwards

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April 18, 2011
Day 581 of My Car-Free Experiment – Meet Jeromy Edwards

It was a Vista Duchess – an obscure brand and model to be sure. I couldn't recall ever seeing a Vista. This bike looked like it was straight from the carton, but clearly had all the signs of its 1960s vintage – large chrome headlight and taillight with generator, matching yellow handle grips, gum-walled...
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All aboard! Commuter Trains Headed for Lexington by Fall, 2012

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April 15, 2011
All aboard! Commuter Trains Headed for Lexington by Fall, 2012

Ralph Tharp, executive director of Kentucky Capital Development Corporation, is championing the new Thoroughbred Rail Link service to connect Louisville, Lexington, and nine other stops. Trains would run at commuter hours and combine the speed of driving with the superior comfort, safety and economy of rail.
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Bike, Walk or TARC to Louisville’s Car-Free Happy Hour

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April 13, 2011
Bike, Walk or TARC to Louisville’s Car-Free Happy Hour

Rain or shine, one night each month Louisville’s active transportation advocates get together for food and beverages wherever they can find enough bicycle parking. You should come, even if you need to drive. You’ll meet people from all walks of life. No pun intended. The thing we have in common is some measure of...
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