Is Your Community Active Transportation-Friendly?

Today is International Walk to School Day, a yearly event that encourages school children to walk and bike to school to instill healthy habits, help the environment, promote safety, and create a stronger sense of community. Whether it’s Walk to School Day, Bike to Work Day or some other initiative to encourage active transportation, communities […]

Traffic Changes Cause a Cultural Change in Downtown Lima

I recently spoke to a crowd gathered for Lima’s monthly Wake, Rattle and Roll meeting put on by the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce. Held the last Friday of every month, this popular networking event is an opportunity to learn about what’s going on in the Lima business community. My goal at this meeting was […]

LJB Hosts Dayton-area Bike Education Tour

Last week, LJB, ODOT and MVRPC presented SafeBET, a bicycle education tour through the cities of Kettering and Beavercreek. This half-day training class included a 12-mile ride along city streets, bike lanes, shared use paths, arterial roadways with roundabouts, and rural roadways with and without shoulders. The objective of the ride was to educate and […]

Miami Valley a Leader in Promoting Safe, Smart Transportation Policy

I’m proud to live and work in an area of the country that supports policies that make streets safer and more open to everyone, regardless of age, ability or mode of travel. Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC)’s Complete Street policy has just been recognized as one of the nation’s leading examples of safe, smart […]

LJB Set to Present at the Best Show in Public Works

Thousands of public works professionals are expected to converge in Anaheim, California August 26-29, 2012 for the American Public Works Association (APWA) International Public Works Congress & Expo. This “Best Show in Public Works” annual conference gives attendees the chance to learn more about how public works shapes communities through education sessions on technology, applications, […]

Article Highlights How to Implement Complete Streets in Four Steps

Complete streets policies often have strong backing from local government leaders because of the diverse benefits to the community. After a complete streets policy is adopted, the hard work of implementing the policies is often left to the individual transportation or public works agency. In the July issue of the APWA Reporter, LJB senior traffic […]

Get Ready to Pedal – National Bike to Work Day is May 18

Did you know that Five Rivers MetroParks has more than 70 miles of multi-use recreational trails in Montgomery and Greene Counties that have helped Dayton receive bronze level status as a bicycle friendly community? In celebration of National Bike to Work Day, Five Rivers MetroParks is hosting its annual pancake breakfast event to promote bicycling […]

Complete Streets Designs Improve Quality of Life

For the past few years, LJB has been involved in promoting and applying the concept of complete streets to deliver safe and accessible streets to the communities we serve. People inside and outside LJB  have asked why we are so passionate in our quest to accommodate all users in our street designs. The simple answer […]