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Intersection of E. Market and Reservoir to be Closed Nov. 2, 3

Thursday, October 28, 2010

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Public Works will be performing gutter removal work on Tuesday November 2 [election day] and Wednesday November 3. This will involve the closing of the intersection at East Market and Reservoir Streets to remove the existing valley gutter.

Harrisonburg and Charlottesville Talk Bicycles

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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Harrisonburg and Charlottesville Talk Bicycles

Last week, six out of the seven members of the group who traveled from Harrisonburg to Davis, CA in March 2010 to learn about bicycle facilities traveled to Charlottesville, VA to give a presentation to Bike Charlottesville and the City of Charlottesville’s Mayor and staff members. The March 2010 trip has been reported several times […]

Pedestrian & Cyclist Safety In Harrisonburg

Monday, October 18, 2010

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Pedestrian & Cyclist Safety In Harrisonburg

This is the third installment in a Q&A series with Harrisonburg City Council candidates. hburgnews.com reader Kristen asks: “What do you intend to do to increase pedestrian safety downtown?” and “What are your plans for increasing cyclist safety?”

McDonnell Promotes ABC Store Privatization

Thursday, August 26, 2010

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McDonnell Promotes ABC Store Privatization

Gov. Bob McDonnell visited Harrisonburg Thursday evening to promote his plan to get Virginia out of the liquor business. The governor told the audience of several hundred assembled in JMU’s Festival building that it’s high time that the state government sell off its ABC stores, and put money from liquor store licenses toward transportation needs.

The Suburbanization of North Valley Pike

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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The Suburbanization of North Valley Pike

The North Valley Pike Strategic Corridor Plan, which recommends turning Route 11 north of Harrisonburg into a “two lane ‘main street,’ with a new parallel road serving through traffic,” was presented at a public meeting last week, and is scheduled to be finalized and presented to the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors in July.

Bike Virginia Comes Through Harrisonburg

Monday, June 28, 2010

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Bike Virginia Comes Through Harrisonburg

The 23rd annual Bike Virginia tour is making its way from Staunton into Harrisonburg today, bringing approximately 2,000 cyclists along with it.

Spokes – The Biking Movie

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

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Spokes – The Biking Movie

The Harrisonburg group’s trip to Davis, CA has been covered several times here on hburgnews. Paulette Moore, a documentary filmmaker, journalist, and professor at Eastern Mennonite University came on the trip to document it. On May 22, Moore’s documentary “Spokes” was shown at Court Square as part of the Bike Month movie event. Now the […]

Candidates Talk Transportation (Part 3/5)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

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Candidates Talk Transportation (Part 3/5)

Carolyn Frank, Tony Wilt, and Kai Degner discuss possible fixes for the area's transportation woes. Third video in a series.

Safe Routes to Schools

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

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Safe Routes to Schools

This is a continuation of a series of posts for Bike Month. Each year, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) makes available Safe Routes to School grant funding to assist “localities and schools in the development of plans, activities, and infrastructure improvements to make bicycling and walking to school a safe and appealing transportation option […]

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    Friendly City Food Co-Op, Harrisonburg’s consumer-owned grocery, invites the community to come see its new destination for natural, organic and locally-produced products at the store’s grand opening 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 9 at 150 East Wolfe Street.

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    May 2: Harrisonburg was honored when the League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) designations over the weekend to kick off May as National Bike Month.