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Join the gathering at the 6th Annual

Streets Alive! Film Festival

Thursday, March 28, 6:30 PM at Cinemapolis

Come to Cinemapolis Thursday March 28th for the annual Streets Alive! Film Festival! It’s free, inspiring and a great way to connect with other bike enthusiasts. A short and sweet first half leads off the evening with films designed to inspire more livable cities. Then relax back and enjoy Portland’s Filmed by Bike Festival ‘Bike Love’ program with an hour’s worth of festival winners. Come early, the films start right at 7pm. Plus there’s free popcorn for the first 75 folks to arrive! Watch a trailer and learn more about the event, and make sure to...
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Walk! Bike! Roll! Jump! Play!

The 14th Streets Alive! Ithaca

Sunday, April 28, 1-5 PM on Court & Cayuga Streets

SA! Volunteer Bicycling
Marching Band at SA!
Jumping rope at SA!
Photo: Simon Wheeler (top) and Edna Brown (bottom two)
Streets Alive! is back to take over Cayuga and Court Streets and give us all room to dance, play, bike, roll and greet our neighbors. There will be plenty of bikes, music, activities, and we’ll need many volunteers to keep the streets safe. Become a superstar and sign up to volunteer today!
Sign Up to Be a Volunteer Superstar
If you are part of a group or organization that would like to host an activity at Streets Alive!, register on this online activity form.
  • 53% of residents in and around Ithaca have biked in the past year
  • 55% of people are interested in biking more often locally
  • 77% of people agree or strongly agree that there should be more bike infrastructure on local streets
Preview of Page 1 of Exec Summary

In February 2018, Bike Walk Tompkins and ITCTC commissioned a statistical survey of bicycling use and attitudes in and around Ithaca. We were encouraged to see more biking activity than anticipated. Our main takeaway is that a significant number of people bike locally, a larger group of people want to bike more often, and an even larger group of people want to see bicycle infrastructure in and around Ithaca.

Check out the Executive Summary of the Survey
GIAC Seniors Ride Bikes
Photo: Edna Brown

Last April, Ithaca was the first city in New York to bring in a dockless bike share with the help of Lime. With 85,000+ rides and 15,000+ riders in and around Ithaca, we are amazed by the way the community has embraced bikeshare in both ridership and spirit. We've also been impressed with the local operations of the bikeshare system and the seamless rollout of Lime-E pedal assist bikes, which have proven to be very popular even in winter.

Recently, Lime proposed to add e-scooters to their local fleet in the City of Ithaca, and members of the City's Mobility, Accessibility, and Transportation Commission (MATCom) have provided reasonable guidelines for an e-scooter pilot project. Based on our experience with bikeshare and our observation of other cities that have e-scooters, we encourage the City to start an e-scooter pilot following the guidelines that MATCom proposed.

Read our full statement on e-scooters in Ithaca
Read the compilation of e-scooter research from MATCom (PDF, page 81)

VIKKI (Director of Bike Walk Tompkins)

Getting through the winter in part meant finding new books and shows to keep us entertained 'til spring. I recommend Call My Agent – a Netflix comedy series from Paris about the agents behind the stars.

HECTOR (Active Transportation Coordinator at BWT)

I was gifted the cookbook Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat over the holidays and I love it because it breaks down the elements of good food. Not into reading? Definitely watch the Netflix show of the book; Nosrat's expressions when she tries food are a joy to watch.

ANNA (Associate Director of The Center for Community Transportation)

Ithaca Carshare is hiring! We're looking for a 10 hr/week on-call member services and fleet assistant. This is an hourly position at $15.11/hour with benefits (PTO, mobility, retirement) and a stipend for on-call availability. Check out the job posting and share it with interested friends and family.
Soon this view will just be a memory. Spring is around the corner...
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