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Good News 2014

Good News 2014

Suburban Pittsburgh leaders push for bicycle lanes

By BILL ZALATOS, TribLIVE

October 12, 2014 PITTSBURGH, PA — Emulating Pittsburgh, leaders in Ross and other suburbs hope to make their communities a safe haven for bicyclists and pedestrians. more »»

Bike trail inches closer to the river

By TOM GIAMBRONI, The Review

September 8, 2014 LISBON, OH — The Columbiana County Park District is close to realizing its long-term goal of reaching the Ohio River with the Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail. more »»

Beaver, Lawrence counties get $1 million in EPA brownfield grants

By J.D. PROSE, Elwood City Ledger

May 29, 2014 BEAVER COUNTY, PA — Beaver County will receive $600,000 and Lawrence County is in line for $400,000 in grants under the Environmental Protection Agency’s brownfields assessment program to reclaim former industrial sites and encourage redevelopment, the agency announced Wednesday. more »»

Slideshow:  Acres of potential in Beaver County

By JUSTINE COYNE, Pittsburgh Business Times

Feb 28, 2014 PITTSBURGH, PA For this week's edition of the Pittsburgh Business Times, I spoke with representatives of the Ohio River Area-wide Brownfields Planning Project to discuss their proposals to reimagine the brownfields that line Beaver County's river banks.

The Borough of Monaca received a $150,000 grant from the EPA in 2011 as part of a pilot program promoting an area-wide planning approach to community brownfield challenges. Partnering with the City of Aliquippa, the Borough of Coraopolis, the Borough of Midland and the Ohio River Trail Council, the communities joined together to undertake a grassroots effort to rethink the future of these areas as a way to overcome the loss of a significant portion of the county’s manufacturing and industrial base.  more »»

 

 

 

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When man invented the bicycle, he reached the peak of his attainments. Here was a machine of precision and balance for the convenience of man. And (unlike subsequent inventions for man's convenience) the more he used it, the fitter his body became. Here, for once, was a product of man's brain that was entirely beneficial to those who used it, and of no harm or irritation to others. Progress should have stopped when man invented the bicycle.
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Bicycling unites physical harmony coupled with emotional bliss to create a sense of spiritual perfection that combines one’s body, mind and spirit into a single moving entity.  Bicycling allows a person to mesh with the sun, sky and road as if nothing else mattered in the world.  In fact, all your worries, cares and troubles vanish in the rear view mirror while you bicycle along the byways of the world: you pedal as one with the universe. 
—Frosty Wooldridge
Three important things in life -- freedom, ambition, health. And that is why I ride a bike. 
—Harish DN, India 
Without question, bicycling is an efficient, economical and environmentally sound form of transportation and recreation. Bicycling is a great activity for families, recreational riders and commuters. Hillary, Chelsea and I have bicycles…. 
—William Jefferson Clinton, 42nd President of the United State (Bicycling Magazine, 1992)
Happiness, freedom, exhilaration, self-confidence, assertion, friendships, creative thinking, and physical fitness are gifts my bicycle has wrapped up and tied with a bow for me to unwrap every day! 
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The [Great Allegheny Passage] Trail is already attracting a lot of people, and were just starting to market it. It’s a major asset for our region, not only because of the tourist dollars it’s attracting, but also because it’s a piece of our economic rebuilding efforts.
—John P. Murtha, U.S. Congressman (D-Penn)

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