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Volunteers Wanted for Streets Alive! Ithaca This Sunday

Especially for our Late Bloomer (2:45-5:30 PM) shift!

Streets Alive! is coming THIS Sunday and we are still accepting volunteers, especially for our later shift. Help make this event a success!
  • WHEN: Sunday, April 29, 2018 1-5 PM
  • WHERE: N Cayuga St from Ithaca High School to Court St to GIAC
  • WHY: For warm fuzzy feelings from providing a safe place to walk, bike, and play for thousands of people PLUS a special Streets Alive! t-shirt, community service hours, and free snacks.
  • HOW: Sign up today at streetsaliveithaca.com/volunteer
We expect this will be the biggest, bikeiest Streets Alive! ever, so your help is very appreciated. Sign up to be a volunteer today!
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LimeBike Launches in Ithaca

Come to a ribbon cutting celebration at Streets Alive! 1:15 PM in front of GIAC (301 W Court St, Ithaca, NY)
 
Many lime green, 8-speed bikeshare bikes appeared in Ithaca on Monday! Bike Walk Tompkins and community partners facilitated the process to choose a system that would fit our community. The bikeshare is operated by LimeBike, a private dock-free bikesharing company that has launched bikeshare in over 50 markets.
 
There is no membership required to use the bikes. Just download the app on the App Store or Google Play store, find a bike, and unlock the wheel. One-way bike trips can be taken anywhere you like, then you just lock the rear wheel when you are done. You can leave them anywhere you could normally park a bike, ideally next to existing bike racks or in the zone between the sidewalk and the street. Don't block pathways, bus stops, ramps for wheelchairs, or leave them on the ground. Bikeshare relies on good parking etiquette! 

See LimeBike's site for all the details on how to access and use the system, and check out Bike Walk Tompkins FAQs for information specific to Ithaca. Last thing: if you encounter any issues with LimeBike, call their 24/7 number at 1-888-LIME-345.

Project Eddy Gate Pop-Up Park: May 4-6

Project Eddy Gate is a three-day transformation of Eddy Gate - the former historic entrance to Cornell - from dark corridor & parking lot to a lively outdoor living room. This "pop up park" will feature live music and performances (Yamatai, Cornell Bhangra, Jazz Voices, and Dexia Sambar), as well as collaborative art installations, food trucks (Dos Amigos and Silo Fried Chicken), and much more! Come and decide the future of Collegetown's last public space!

City Seeks Traffic Calming Input

The City of Ithaca is now taking requests for 2019 traffic calming projects. If you are concerned about traffic on your street, you can request the location be considered for traffic calming by filling out the form here. Requests must be received by May 15, 2018. The City anticipates another call for projects in 2019. Contact Eric Hathaway, Transportation Engineer at the City of Ithaca, with any questions.
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