INDIANAPOLIS—(May 8, 2012) INDYCOG in partnership with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB), and the Office of Sustainability will host cyclist for a bike lane tree planting Saturday, May 12. In an effort to ‘green’ the commute of Indianapolis bike riders; as many as 50 trees will be planted on bike lanes along Illinois Street with the help of volunteers.
The event will begin with registration and check-in at the City Market 8:30AM, Saturday. Free vehicle parking is available in the parking lot across the street from the Market—the lot is on the northeast corner of Market Street & Alabama. Bike parking is available outside Indy Bike Hub. Volunteers will then join the IndyCog-led ride to the planting at 19th & Meridian Street.
Once at the planting location Pedal and Park will provide bike racks at MIBOR (1912 N Meridian Street) for volunteers to leave their bikes safely as they dig-in to plant trees, and snacks will be provided by Green Bean Delivery.
With Indianapolis recognized as a “Bicycle-Friendly Community” by the League of American Bicyclists—and more than 200 miles of bike lanes planned for the next 12 years—this event is the perfect way to celebrate community greening, and connectivity. Celebrate Bike Month by signing up to volunteer, by visiting www.kibi.org/volunteer_project_calendar.
INDYCOG’s mission is to promote bicycling as a safe and viable means of transportation and recreation in Indianapolis. This membership-based organization started as a blog in February 2009. In 2010, it began positioning itself as Indy’s only bicycle education and advocacy group. In addition to organizing community building and fundraising events such as “2 Wheels, 1 City” and “Pedal Indy,” INDYCOG serves on the “Multi-Modal Task Force” for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Office, the “Bicycle Advisory Council” for the Department of Public Works and the “Policy and Education Committee” at Health by Design. Visit theindycog.com or follow @theindycog on Twitter for more information.
About Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB)
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization uniting people to build community and transform public spaces through aesthetic and environmental improvement. In 2011, KIB worked with more than 46,000 volunteers on over 600 community projects throughout the city. To learn more, visit www.kibi.org, or follow us on Twitter @kibiorg and like us on Facebook @kibiorg.