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Good News 2016

Moon Township police chief, trail group look to improve bicycling safety

By David Taube (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), timesonline.com  
 
April 10, 2016 Moon Township, PA — On the morning of Sept. 2, 2014, Moon Township Police Chief Leo McCarthy rode his bicycle on Route 51 for the last time. He was almost a month away from his 60th birthday, heading south through Moon on his carbon fiber road bike. He cruised along the road's shoulder when a woman driving a Kia Soul passed him in one of the two southbound lanes. But when she made a right turn onto Thorn Run Road, her vehicle and his bicycle collided. The crash forced him to the ground, and he knew he broke his left arm. more »»

People, communities eager for Ohio River trail, recreational paths

By David Taube (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), timesonline.com  
 
February 25, 2016 MONACA, PA — Monaca resident John Thompson can’t wait for a recreational trail along the Ohio River to be created. He currently relies on an indoor track at Bradys Run Park's recreation facility and an outdoor loop across the road from the building in Brighton Township. And he’s also used the Montour Trail, a recreational path with more than 40 miles in Allegheny County, to help exercise for his physical training with the 171st Air Refueling Wing in Moon Township.
 
The Ohio River Trail Council has been working for years to create such a path, dubbed the Ohio River Greenway Trail, which would run from Moon Township to Ohioville. Trail council representatives say this link would connect more than 450 miles of existing route and trail systems from the Midwest to Washington, D.C. more »»
 

'Complete streets' plan envisioned for Sewickley Valley

 
By LARISSA DUDKIEWICZ, Tribe LIVE
 
January 27, 2016 SEWICKLEY, PA — Glen Osborne resident John Orndorff envisions a time when cars, pedestrians and bicycles can safely share Sewickley Valley roads. Whether local municipalities decide to adopt a complete streets plan remains to be seen. Through the plan, Orndorff and the Beaver County-based Ohio River Trail Council want to build a coalition of nine communities along the Ohio River to guide municipalities in implementing an expanded vision of road use. So-called complete streets plans are being adopted in communities nationwide, offering shared use of roads to vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians, Orndorff said. more »»
 
 
By LARISSA DUDKIEWICZ, Tribe LIVE
 
January 20, 2016 SEWICKLEY, PA —A Glen Osborne man continues his efforts to make Sewickley Valley communities safer for bicyclists. John Orndorff, of the Ohio River Greenway Trail, encouraged Sewickley Council members Monday night to participate in a multi-community plan to help create a “complete streets” program. more »»
 
 
By LARISSA DUDKIEWICZ, Tribe LIVE
 
January 18, 2016 SEWICKLEY, PA — An organization promoting the extension of the Montour Trail is asking involved communities to create a “complete streets” program to coordinate the planned bike trail. more »»
 

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