October 21, 2020

Bicycle coalition, Tahoe Fund team to install hundreds of bike racks around the lake

Bike racks were installed at the Incline Village Library.

The Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition has completed the third phase of its efforts to create secure bike parking within the basin.

The coalition, with the help of a grant from Tahoe Fund and matching contributions from local businesses, purchased and installed 100 bike racks in high-priority spots near town centers and also added a bike repair station this summer, offering parking for 200 bikes.

In total, the coalition and Tahoe Fund have teamed to provide access to 450 bike racks at outdoor recreation locations, area businesses and community hotspots all around the lake since 2018, offering secure parking for up to 900 bikes.

“The bike coalition has consistently heard from members and supporters that the lack of bike racks is a barrier to getting people to make more trips by bike,” said Chris Mertens, Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition board member.

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Measure 26-218: Metro asks voters to fund major transportation projects

Measure 26-218 would fund transportation-focused programs and projects in the Portland Metro Area spanning the next 15 to 20 years.

If passed, a tax of up to 0.75% would be placed on the payrolls of certain employers starting in 2022. The money from that tax would go toward transportation improvements in 17 designated “corridors” throughout the metro area. There are about 150 projects proposed in those corridors.

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The plan would include nearly $4 billion toward projects in areas such as Tualatin Valley Highway, McLoughlin Boulevard and the Southwest Corridor Light Rail — a proposed expansion of the MAX light-rail train system into Southwest Portland, Tigard and Tualatin. An additional $1 billion is expected to go to regional programs including creating safer routes to schools, free youth transit passes and replacing diesel buses with electric or low-carbon buses. In addition to local

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Car Cruise, BBQ To Support United Way Coronavirus Relief Fund

MONTGOMERY, IL — Residents in the Montgomery area can hop in their cars and join a cruise Wednesday night to help raise money for the Fox Valley United Way’s Coronavirus Relief and Recovery Fund.

Blain’s Farm and Fleet of Montgomery will host the cruise event from 5-7 p.m., though organizers are asking people to show up by 4:45 p.m. to register their cars.

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Anyone can participate in the cruise night event, regardless of vehicle type, and there is no registration fee.

The event will include a drive-thru barbecue fundraiser, with proceeds set to benefit the Fox Valley United Way’s partners that need help to continue providing social services amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Families can order dinners for $15 each and choose barbecue pork chops, chicken or a combination. Residents can

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