Engaging organizations with individuals of like minds to strengthen everyone’s efforts in preserving the unique qualities of Floyd County's history, heritage, and natural environment.
_Our latest workshop: Bike Commuting in Southern Indiana
Imagining a bicycling future in New Albany and beyond
The important take away:
Conscious policy decisions got us where we are. Conscious policy decisions can get us where we want to be. Each of us can influence the decisions if we let our public officials and the media know what we want and what we don't want.
Write your letter, send your email, and post today. And include the information from this workshop to support your argument.
Floyd Action Network, promoting bicycling as the commuting alternative for southern Indiana residents, presents “Making the Most of Bike Commuting in Southern Indiana.”
On Thursday, June 20, Purdue Technology Center, 6:30 to 8:30 PM, Eric Vance Martin, M.P.A., a Ph.D. candidate at the IU Bloomington School of Public Health, shares the implications of scientific research on bicycling infrastructure for bicycle riding and commuting in New Albany.
· How much increase in ridership might be expected from improvements in bicycling
· Possible health impacts on New Albany's population if New Albany changes its
levels of bicycling (emphasis on chronic disease)?
· What is the economic impact of effective biking infrastructure?
All who attend this free workshop are invited to share their own visions and ideas for New Albany’s biking future.
Purdue Technology Center, 3000 Technology Avenue, New Albany, is off of Charlestown Road, near Blackiston Mill Road.
Complimentary snacks and beverages: 6:00 to 6:30 PM. Program begins at 6:30 PM. Registration not required. Email questions to FAN@floydactionnetwork.org.
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On Saturday, April 27, the gray sky didn't stop the 80+ volunteers who painted, cleaned, planted, and mulched some of the visible corners and spots entering Edwardsville. Many dedicated Floyd Countians (Our own board member, Garry T, headed up the project. Thanks, Garry.) had been planning the event since the winds blew cold in February and March. Floyd Action Network participated in the clean-up and donated a rain barrel as a door prize. If you appreciate the efforts while you enjoy the results, tell your County officials. And if you have photos of the day's event, send them to FAN@FloydActionNetwork.org. We'll publish them here.
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FAN's focus for 2013:
Preparing for FAN Fair scheduled for Winter 2013-14. Go to our projects page to follow our progress. And if you want to put your organizational skills to good use, join in the preparation.
And . . . workshops, of course! Join us on Thursday, June 20, when we address biking in New Albany and Floyd County. (Does anyone really use those bike lanes?) You'll learn about how the infrastructure can most effectively serve bikers -- a generation of commuters yet to move into our city traffic.
Watch our projects page for progress on restoring Emery's Ice Cream building at 8th and Culbertson, New Albany.
Save Our Knobs Founder Rosella Schroeder died on July 27, 2013. A great friend to many and a fierce defender of the natural environment of the knobs, Rosella was a pioneer in the environmental movement in the state as well as in Floyd County. Note: Save Our Knobs is a member organization of the Floyd Action Network and has provided grants for FAN programming. See more: http://newsandtribune.com/obituaries/x1981927110/Rosella-Smoot-Schroeder
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