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Apartments South by South Main

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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Last week, the Harrisonburg Planning Commission approved updated plans to build 466 “student housing” apartments in the southern part of town, between Main Street and Interstate-81. Previous plans for the site, which included 322 condos and 144 apartments, have already been approved by City Council. But the new developer, identified in today’s DNR as Richard […]

Earning Your Everyday Bike

Monday, May 17, 2010

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Earning Your Everyday Bike

This is a continuation of a series of posts for Bike Month. Everyday Bikes! has been posted about here on hburgnews before. Everyday Bikes! is a bicycle project that promotes commuter biking for the Harrisonburg community. The project started in Spring 2008 with the goal to help people with low or no income get bicycles […]

Workshop Prepares New Commuters for Bike to Work Day

Thursday, May 13, 2010

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Workshop Prepares New Commuters for Bike to Work Day

This is a continuation of a series of posts for Bike Month. In the basement of Clementine Cafe, Anne Lorimer and Carl Droms led a workshop to help prepare people for Bike to Work Day on Friday May 21st and for commuting by bicycle any and every day. The workshop was titled “Rules of the […]

Delivering Garden Veggies by Bicycle

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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Delivering Garden Veggies by Bicycle

This is a continuation of a series of posts for Bike Month. The weather was wet, but as I arrived at the Muddy Bikes Garden, Adam Campbell and Beth Schermerhorn were collecting a variety of lettuces, bronze fennel, and chive blossoms and getting them packed into a basket to deliver the order of mixed salad […]

Bike Like Ike

Monday, May 10, 2010

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Bike Like Ike

This is a continuation of a series of posts for Bike Month. This Spring, the City of Harrisonburg in collaboration with students from James Madison University, the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Metropolitan Planning Organization (HRMPO), and the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission (CSPDC) launched the “Bike Like Ike” campaign. Bike Like Ike aims to provide bicyclists and motorists […]

HPD Warns Of Heavy Traffic Saturday

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

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The Harrisonburg Police Department issued a traffic advisory Wednesday afternoon, warning local motorists of heavy traffic and congestion Saturday morning.

May is National Bike Month

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

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May is National Bike Month

This is part one of a series of posts about Bike Month and Bike Month events. May is National Bike Month and it’s being celebrated in a big way this year in Harrisonburg. Local organizations including Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition, New Community Project, and the Voluntary Gas Tax Group have banded together to put on […]

Harrisonburg Listens. Be Heard.

Friday, April 30, 2010

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Harrisonburg Listens.  Be Heard.

Last night, the H’burg Community Development Planning Staff and members of the City Planning Commission met with the public for the first of four input-gathering sessions  for the purpose of gathering reactions and suggestions  to be used in the required update of the city’s Comprehensive Plan.  (Full disclosure:  I’m a member of the Harrisonburg City […]

McDonnell Promotes Crescent Corridor

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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Bob McDonnell was one of five governors to sign an open letter published in the Washington Post last week, requesting federal funding for a massive rail alternative that aims to reduce truck traffic on I-81. As much as 40 percent of the traffic on Interstate 81 in Virginia is made up of trucks on a […]

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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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  • Harrisonburg Recognized as a Bike Friendly Community

    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.