Starkville in Motion
2015 Cotton District Arts Festival Bike Parking
Saturday, April 18, 2015, SIM will again be offering valet bike parking during the Cotton District Arts Festival, next to St. Joseph’s on University Drive. Plan to volunteer for a 1-hour shift and/or plan on riding your bike to the Arts Festival and using our service. Parking is free (although tips or snacks are appreciated!). Save yourself the hassle of finding a parking space.
Membership Drive Time
It is time to either join SIM or renew your SIM membership for the coming year (unless you are a lifetime member, in which case, yeah!). Only $10 for an individual or $20 for a family (tax deductible!), which is a bargain. SIM doesn’t have paid staff or office space or overhead. We plow your dues into materials for Neighborhood Walk ‘n Rolls, bumper stickers promoting the 3-foot rule, educational displays for public events (like the Cotton District Arts Festival valet parking) maintenance on the SIM website and a down payment for new SIM active-wear shirts (you are going to love them, watch for details). Perhaps most importantly, you need to be a due paying member in order to vote in November for next year’s SIM Board. Please either join SIM or renew your SIM dues by Sunday, November 9th and support our work to make our community a healthy, active, place in which to live.
Go to: http://starkvilleinmotion.org/join/ and join or renew today.
The John Paul Frerer Bicycle Safety Act – Three Feet to Pass
Effective, July 1, 2010, the John Paul Frerer Bicycle Safety Act is designed to improve bicyclist safety on Mississippi roads and highways. It is named for a cyclist who lost his life in an auto collision. This law provides all the rights and duties of a vehicle when a bicycle is operated on a roadway or highway. It also requires that vehicles passing a bicyclist must leave a safe distance of not less than three feet between the vehicle and the cyclist. Read through the rights and duties assigned Mississippi cyclists.
- Read the full text of the law: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2010/pdf/SB/3000-3099/SB3014SG.pdf
- Read an article by the NEMS360.com “Bicycle Safety Topic Back in Focus in Northeast Mississippi“
- Read the Starkville Daily News Article “New Law Set to Increase Bicycle Safety in Mississippi“
Starkville Bike Helmet Ordinance
The City of Starkville has a helmet ordinance that requires all citizens to wear helmets when riding bicycles. Read the Starkville Bicycle Helmet Ordinance. Read the Starkville Daily News Article “Split Decision.”