Please save the date .... our second annual WheelFun Day will take place on Sunday May 18th.
Rescheduled to Sunday June 15th
Scott Franklin worked with the West Hartford Press .. they did some excellent work digging deeper into the subject matter and the result was the attached article
Congrats! You have arrived at your destination, but what should you look for when choosing a bike rack?
1. Two points to support bicycle upright
2. Three points to secure bicycle
3. Does not damage bicycle
4. Tamper-proof grounding
5. Location that is under surveillance
Sometimes there aren't any options especially in rural towns. If you are in a metropolitan area, it's worth spending a few minutes to find a safe lock up.
Thurs. 6:30 pm. at the Pond House Rides are over for the Season ... see you all next year.
Mary is eager to hear about other suggested in-town routes. Ideally, we'll try a different route each Thursday. Send suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to be a leader yourself for a Thursday night ride. The goal is to just get some of the Wheel Fun Day volunteers and fans back together for some socializing and bicycling around town.
Bike West Hartford would like to launch a Bike Rack Project and is looking for an individual or individuals that would lead the project. We need to determine where additional racks are needed. Investigate the costs of the raw materials and installation costs and develop programs to fund the installation. If you are interested in supporting this project please contact Scott Franklin
Traffic Light loop detectors .. this info may help you trigger stop lights that use the old fashion inductive loop detectors that are buried in the asphalt.
Video Camera stop light detectors:
"Over the past several years the Town has made a strong effort to install video detection when signals are replaced or significantly modified. The Town maintains 61 traffic signals and of those 43 signals are equipped with video detection. Unlike the traditional loop detectors which are cut into the road surface, the vide detectors are mounted above the intersection. Video detectors improves the overall function of the signal and are capable of detecting bicyclists." ( this info from the West Hartford Planning Dept.)
Created a new navigation link to provide a method to communicate with other committee members. Those pages are password protected. As soon as committee chairperson(s) are established, they will email the necessary information to the committee members so they can access the pages/blog.