Bike Lanes – City Hall Tonight

The city needs your opinion.
Tonight from 5pm-7pm in City Hall (3rd and Washington) is an open house for the Third Street traffic calming plans. There are three proposed plans and they all have exactly the same traffic calming (raised crosswalks, lower speed limit, timed flashing lights by the schools, and gateway medians). The only difference is parking and bike lanes.
Two plans have sharrows. Plan C includes a separated bike lane (also called a cycletrack or protected bike lane).
Moscow has never had a separated bike lane before and your opinion is important. Please come to City Hall to learn more about this exciting new possibility for our city. There is a model example set up and we will be answering questions.
Separated bike lanes are being installed across the USA to provide low-stress routes for bicyclists who are not confident riding with vehicle traffic. Studies show that about 60% of the population is not willing to ride their bicycle in traffic. Separated bike lanes are intended for this population.

The photo below is the same dimensions that will be installed on 3rd Street. It is one of many separated bike lanes in America.


This is located here (click the link and streetview it):

Example separated bike lane

For more information here is a brand new guidebook that the Federal government has made: 

And this recent guidebook is targeted for small rural cities like Moscow, Idaho:

If you cannot attend tonight then send an email to the city. They want to know 1) how much do you ride or want to ride your bike and 2) have you ever used a separated bike lane before? Send your comments to:


Third Street Transportation Committee Sub-group to discuss bicycle travel: Tuesday, Nov. 28, 5:15 – 6:45pm

A sub-group of the City of Moscow Transportation Committee has been established to make a recommendation on changes to the Third Street corridor.  The Third Street sub-group will be discussing bicycle travel tomorrow night: Tuesday, November 28, 5:15 – 6:45pm in the City Council Chambers located on the 3rd floor of City Hall at 206 E. 3rd Street.  I thought this might interest many of you cyclists out there.  As I understand, the sub-group is conducting a working meeting that the public is welcome to attend and listen to the discussion but the meeting format does not accommodate public comment.  However, you can learn more by attending and send your comments to

Designing Cities in the 21st Century

Come hear a national leader in urban street design speak at the University of Idaho.

Peter Koonce from the City of Portland will be speaking as part of the 2nd Annual Michael Kyte Lecture Series.

  • Thursday September 28
  • IRIC Atrium
  • Reception starting at 2:30pm
  • Lecture starting at 4:00pm

Peter will speak about city design, including his work with the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide.



Bike to Work Day recap & photos!

National Bike to Work Day was enthusiastically observed for the ninth year in Moscow this May. Bike for Life was formed in 2009 by a group of Moscow bicyclists who recognized the need to celebrate the joy that comes with being on a bike. Local shops are happy to show their support by donating coffee and baked goods. Bike for Life members greeted the many friendly bicyclists at a well-travelled intersection, with free coffee, croissants and assorted bike trinkets.

TOMORROW, Bike to Work Day, Friday, May 19, 7-9am — Free coffee, treats & more. Corner of 6th & Main.

Hi all,

We hope you’ll join us for Bike to Work Day, tomorrow, Friday, May 19, 7 – 9:00am at the corner of 6th & Main.  The Bike for Life crew will be set up in front of Maialina Pizza to cheer on all the amazing cyclists of our community.  Stop by for a FREE cup of coffee (provided by One World Cafe) and baked goodies (thanks to Panhandle Bakery)!  If you need of a safety upgrade, we have a limited number of front/rear light sets to give away.  Plus other swag and biking info.

See you there!


Bike to Work Day 2010


BIKE TO WORK DAY, Friday, May 19, 7 – 9:00am corner of 6th & Main

National Bike to Work Day – May 19

Ride your bike to work this Friday morning and stop at the southeast corner of Sixth and Main (Mailina’s lot) for free coffee and treats, 7-9 a.m. Moscow’s Bike for Life group is encouraging everyone to celebrate National Bicycle Month by riding and enjoying activities listed at

See you there!

TOW YOUR TOTS, Monday, May 15th, 10:00am, starting at Mountain View Park

Monday, May 15, 10:00AM – 12:00noon, TOW YOUR TOT.  Starting at Mountain View Park. Meet us for this fun ride to Hordeman’s pond park, Triangle Park and the Fair Grounds playground. We will finish at Patty’s Kitchen for lunch at Noon. Kids on bikes and/or in trailers are welcome! We will be stopping at each park along the way for play-time so it’s a slow group and really fun!  Questions?:  Email Melissa Snow at