Thursday, July 27, 2017

NIRPC Lake Michigan Room - 1:30 p.m.

Kathy Kniola, Chair Will Farrellbegg, Vice-Chair

1. Welcome and Introductions

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    1. South Shore Trails - Update

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  1. f'eatu..-e V..-esentati()n I: THE CALUMET COLLABORATIVE


  2. f'eatu..-e v..-esentati()n II: Miller's Build-A-Bike - Miller Spotlight




A. NWI Paddling Association - Update


- Grab Bag


Project Updates


Emerging Trends Video


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General Announcements (upcoming rides, events, etc)

Next 3PC Meeting - Thursday, August 24, 2017 @ NIRPC

6. Adjournment


Committee Meeting ~ NIRPC June 22, 2017

Members & Guests Aaron Borngraber, Mark Schreiber, Robert Boklund, John Novacich, Will Farrellbegg, Bob Huffman, Leslie Phemister, Tonya Garland, Walter Lenckos, Mark O’Dell, Steve Antonetti, Don Parker, Jake Ballah, Nichole DeMario

Staff – Mitch Barloga, Meredith Stilwell

Vice-Chair Farrellbegg called the meeting to order at 1:36 with self-introductions.


A. South Shore Trails (SST) Update –

Continuing work with Valparaiso on complete streets and ordinance planning with NICTD on infrastructure changes needed along Monon trail because of the Westlake Corridor construction. Also preparing for bike parking at Pierogi Fest in Whiting.


  1. Feature Presentation I: A Complete Streets Primer – Leslie Phemister, Active Transportation Alliance

    Active Transportation Alliance is Chicagoland’s advocacy voice for better, biking, walking and transit and services the Chicago metro region, which includes Northwest Indiana. Complete Streets is a commitment of safe roadways for all users and changes the way roadways are designed so they can be crossed, traveled alongside and upon; and can be used by all users safely. Benefits include increased safety for everyone on the road; helps youths stay active; allows older adults to age in place; and improves land use. In addition it better serves people with disabilities and makes economic sense. Every community is different and complete streets policies can by developed by using parts of already developed policies and adapting them to fit each community.

    Mitch emphasized the importance of complete streets noting that there is a large pot of money that will be available next year and NIRPC is considering complete streets policies having to be approved to be eligible for the funds. It might just be bike and ped money, but could be all money. If NIRPC staff wants to pursue this, it will be brought before the committees since that’s where policies are set. If this does become a mandate, NIRPC will be available to help communities to put policies together. He hopes to have several workshops on various topics before next year’s funding solicitation.

  2. Feature Presentation II: Outdoor Adaptive Escapade Miller Spotlight

Active Transportation and Accessibility Alliance will be presenting Outdoor Adaptive Escapade at Marquette Park July 15 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. This involves the four spotlight communities, Hobart, Griffith, Miller and Emerson. Vendors involved in recreational activities will be present with equipment that can be tested for use on the beach and in the parks. The focus will be on active transportation and tourism, and will allow for highlighting the new bike share program.


A. NWI Paddling Association –

Upcoming events include sunset paddles Thursday evenings through September 8 at 6:00 pm at Marquette Park and the City of Gary Clean Water Celebration. Illinois and Indiana are creating a paddling coalition through Wilderness Inquiry. Permits are still be waiting on for cleanup of the Little Cal.

Grab Bag

  1. Project Updates

  2. Emerging Trends Video – Bicycle super highway in the Netherlands.

  3. General Announcements

  4. Next 3PC Meeting is Thursday, July 27, 2017

The meeting adjourned at 2:54.


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