BUS BIKE WALK MONTH: OCTOBER EDITION
BUS BIKE WALK MONTH
Bus Bike Walk is a month-long series of community events that celebrates, educates, and encourages people-powered modes for getting around town.
ON YOUR OWN
Things you can do individually or with a small group of people throughout the month!
All Month Long
BUS BIKE WALK SELFIE CHALLENGE
All month long
BBW SELFIE CHALLENGE
Post a picture of yourself bussing, biking, walking, skateboarding, roller blading, scooting, etc. on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #busbikewalk2020 to be entered to win a prize.
Wednesday, October 7
WALK TO ANYWHERE DAY
Wednesday, October 7 all day
Walk to School Day is an annual event throughout Minnesota. With school looking different for everybody this year, we are instead celebrating Walk to Anywhere Day! Walk and Bike to School Days encourage kids and families to participate in active transportation & educate communities on safe walking and biking and the benefits of infrastructure to support active transportation. More information at the Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School website.
All Month Long
DULUTH ALL SOULS NIGHT “WINDOWS INTO GRIEF” WALKING TOUR
Opens Friday, October 9 at 5 p.m., open all month
Businesses along Superior St, from Lincoln Park to Downtown, including Zeitgeist
WINDOWS INTO GRIEF
This “Windows Into Grief” project is designed for ALL citizens of the Twin Ports and beyond to come together, name, and process the sadness we feel towards experiencing pandemic and other current global catastrophe. It is a distanced, self-guided tour, driving or walking Superior Street in Duluth, peering in the business fronts of the Downtown Arts and Lincoln Park Crafts districts. All October features artistic installations by individuals and groups, tackling personal and community pain towards loss of loved ones, cultural approaches to death, and “Rotten Ideas” that cause despair, locally and globally (such as poverty, racism, and environmental devastation).
Hosted by Duluth All Souls Night.
All Month Long
INCLINE STEPS WALK
Seventh Ave Stairway
Tune in online for these important discussions around active transportation.
Sunday, October 4
ACCESSIBILITY TALK & CONCERT WITH GAELYNN LEA, WITH SPECIAL GUESTS TONY CUNEO OF ZEITGEIST & CHALK ARTIST ANNMARIE GENIUSZ
Gaelynn’s YouTube channel.
Gaelynn Lea will be joined by Zeitgeist’s Tony Cuneo to discuss accessibility in public streets and transit. The live concert will also feature Duluth chalk artist Annmarie Geniusz who will share her art as Gaelynn performs.
Thursday, October 8 and 15
DULUTH-SUPERIOR METROPOLITAN PEDESTRIAN PLAN: PUBLIC OUTREACH ON PEDESTRIAN SAFETY
12 to 1 p.m.
The Pedestrian Plan is a long-range vision for the future of pedestrian activity in the Duluth-Superior area. It is meant to identify the barriers to pedestrian activity, recommend solutions to those issues, and create a framework for future action to improve the ease and safety of walking in the Duluth-Superior area. This presentation will focus on the known safety concerns for pedestrians and how the Pedestrian Plan addresses them.
Monday, October 12
FREE SHOWING: GATHER
Oct. 12 to 26
Wednesday, October 14
WEBINAR: THE BLACK BUTTERFLY: THE HARMFUL POLITICS OF RACE & SPACE IN AMERICA
1 to 2 p.m.
THE BLACK BUTTERFLY
Tuesday, October 20
ACCESSIBILITY TALK BY DEMENTIA FRIENDLY DULUTH
12 to 1 p.m.
DEMENTIA FRIENDLY DULUTH
Dementia Friendly Duluth is a local organization that helps make the community more aware, informed, and supportive of people who are experiencing or caring for someone who is experiencing Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. This presentation will discuss accessibility in Duluth and the specific accessibility challenges that are associated with dementia.
Friday, October 23
GATHER: LOCAL PANEL ON INDIGENOUS FOOD SOVEREIGNTY
12 to 1 p.m.
- LeAnn Littlewolf, Economic Development Director with the American Indian Community Housing Organization
- Hope Flanagan, Community Outreach & Cultural Teacher with Dream of Wild Health
- Jessika Greendeer, Seed Keeper & Farm Manager with Dream of Wild Health
- Kaitlyn Walsh, Season Extension Specialist with Fond du Lac
- Alexandera Houchin, local cyclist & member of the Fond du Lac Planning Division
Friday, October 30
HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED: CONNECTING DOWNTOWN DULUTH TO THE WATERFRONT
Highway 61 Revisited is an urban design concept aimed at building connectivity and inclusivity through strategically rethinking the I-35 corridor within downtown Duluth. This presentation will give a historical overview of our downtown’s chronic disconnect from it’s waterfront and share a different vision for the future of this area.
Masks are required & social distancing will be enforced.
Wednesday, October 7
PREPARING FOR WINTER CYCLE COMMUTING
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Duluth Folk School
There is no better time to start planning for winter bike commuting than October, when you can ease into it! In this class you’ll gain practical tips, tricks, and techniques for bike commuting in winter in a workshop that focuses on both knowledge-sharing among participants, and instructor insight.
Topics covered include traffic principals and bike law, basic winter bike maintenance, clothing, gear and equipment needs, logistics of bike commuting, winter-specific safety, and discussion of available resources.
By the end of class, you will leave with more confidence and knowledge about safely bicycling year-round. You will also receive a copy of the Minnesota Bicycling Handbook, which includes information covered in the class.
Registration $5 – $10 at https://duluthfolkschool.com/events/winter-bike-commuting-101-oct-2020/
Saturday, October 17
RIDE, WALK, ROLL THE CROSS CITY TRAIL’S NEW RIVER ROUTE
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Meet at Clyde Iron parking lot
CROSS CITY TRAIL
-The most direct connection from the Munger Trail Head to Brighten Beach
-The signature Duluth trail for all ages and abilities
-The safest route with the least road crossings
Park users should follow the same general rules of thumb for disease prevention at all times:
-Maintain minimum six-foot social distances.
-Do not congregate in large groups.
-Minimize contact with high-touch surfaces such as benches, tables, and trash cans.
-Select alternatives to crowded sites like the Lakewalk.
-Walk to nearby parks rather than driving to more distant park sites.
-Refrain from using parks or trails if exhibiting symptoms.
-Be prepared for the absence of public restrooms, trash receptacles, water fountains, and protection from the elements.
-Wash hands as directed by the CDC prior to and after visiting parks.
-Visit by yourself or with others in your household.
-Obey all closures and restrictions.
-While on trails, make your presence known and step aside to let others pass.
Saturday, October 24
LINCOLN PARK PUBLIC ART WALKING TOUR
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Join the very knowledgeable Shannon Laing for a walking tour of the growing collection of murals & public art spread throughout the vibrant Lincoln Park area. Spend some time getting to know the growing Lincoln Park community!
Tuesday, October 27
DTA: LEARN TO USE THE BUS BIKE RACKS
12 to 4 p.m.
Duluth Transportation Center
BUS BIKE RACKS
To our local cyclists and riders of the DTA: learn how to combine bike riding with your bus commute & practice using the DTA bus bike racks. It can be a little nerve-wracking trying to learn to use the bike racks when boarding the bus, so try it out in a low-pressure environment instead!
A list of educational resources around active transportation, with a focus on safety, equity, and accessibility.
Each week of the month we will focus on a new educational inititave.
Week 1: Safety in our streets
Week 2: Representation in Cycling & Transit
Week 3: Accessibility in Duluth
Week 4: Mental Wellbeing
Additional Tools / Resources
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
These organizations’ generosity made Bus Bike Walk 2020 possible.
THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS
These organizations’ support made Bus Bike Walk 2020 possible.