What exactly is a road diet? A road diet, also called a lane reduction or road rechannelization, is a technique in transportation planning whereby the number of travel lanes and/or effective width of the road is reduced in order to achieve systemic improvements. Check out these great resources to learn more:
It's not too late to join Bike Lodi for the 2019 APHA Billion Steps Challenge!
Challenge dates: January 1, 2019 through April 7, 2019
APHA’s Billion Steps Challenge makes it easy and fun to promote good health and physical activity in your community. The Billion Steps Challenge supports broader health promotion efforts and the intersections between community design and active living. We hope you’ll join us in advocating for programs and opportunities for all people to engage in physical activity in their communities. The Challenge begins Jan. 1, 2019, with a goal of reaching more than 1 billion collective steps by APHA's National Public Health Week celebration the first week of April. We hope you'll join us!
Bike Lodi and Lodi Parks Recreation & Cultural Services Department are joining forces to bring back the Park to Park Ride! This FREE bike ride will kick off at 9:00 a.m. at Lodi Lake Park and visit 13 different parks over a 13-mile bike ride. At each location, cyclists are encouraged to have their provided "Park Passport" stamped. Participants who have complete passports can enter into the raffle. A winner will be drawn at Lodi Lake Park at 11: 30 a.m. You do not have to be present to win. Participants will also be given a "fun bag" for having ridden their bikes. Please note: this ride follows a route along city streets, so participants are recommended to be ages 10 and up. Riders MUST wear helmets and are advised to bring water.
Sponsored by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), bike-themed speciality license plates will soon be an option and, better yet, it funds programs to promote bicycle safety, education, and advocacy! CalBike is working with CDPH to choose the right image. Cycle California magazine is hosting the contest to help choose the image. Vote for your favorite at cyclecalifornia.com.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to making May a great Bike Month. We started strong at the Lodi City Council Meeting announcing our three Bike Friendly Business Award recipients (Flight Lounge Woodbridge, Kirsten Company and LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyard) and accepting the Mayor's proclamation. We kicked off the bike valet season at the Downtown Street Faire, Farmers Market, and Zinfest. We then finished on a high note with close to 50 people attending our Bike to Work Day. Huge "thank you's" to Mary Pell, Anita Herman, Kandy Vaccarezza, Julia Tyack from Lodi Public Works and Kari McNickle from Dibs/SJBC. Your hard work paid off and the morning was a success.
Lodi Farmer's Market
Leave your car at home and hop on your bicycle! Head down to the Lodi Farmer's Market on Thursday evenings and park your bike at the FREE Bike Lodi Valet located on the corner of Oak Street and School Street.
Bike Lodi had the privilege and honor to receive the Proclamation for Bike Month and Bike to Work Day from the City of Lodi at tonight's City Council Meeting. We were also able to honor the first three businesses with the Bike Lodi Bike Friendly Business Awards. Please join us in congratulating Flight Lounge Woodbridge, LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards and Kirsten Company, LLC. Each of these companies has provided support, encouragement, and commitment to our cycling community. We look forward to continuing to work with them to make Lodi an Exceptional Cycling Community.