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June 13, 2012

The construction on Molly Barr road, which will improve the safety for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians, is almost complete. 

 
The construction on Molly Barr road, which will improve the safety for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians, is almost complete. 

April 30, 2012

The idea of cycling as a mode of transportation may seem absurd to some, but to several Ole Miss students, it is the most convenient and productive way of travel.

 

The idea of cycling as a mode of transportation may seem absurd to some, but to several Ole Miss students, it is the most convenient and productive way of travel.

Not only is biking a great form of exercise, but with gas prices in today’s economy, a bike may be a wise investment. In March of last year, Annalyn Censky of CNN reported that Mississippi families spend at least $402 per month or 13.2 percent of their income on gas. 

February 22, 2012

The electric car is no longer exclusive to Southern California. It has finally made its way down to Mississippi, and it comes in the form of the Nissan Leaf.

 

The electric car is no longer exclusive to Southern California. It has finally made its way down to Mississippi, and it comes in the form of the Nissan Leaf.

Unlike the Chevrolet Volt or Toyota Prius, the Nissan Leaf is an all-electric, zero-emission vehicle. There isn’t a gas engine mated to the electric motor, and it is therefore more related to your golf cart than to your Suburban.

November 15, 2011

GM is not a green car virgin. Its first relationship was with a car known as the EV1, an all electric car that was produced from 1997 to 1999. The EV1 was hampered by its heavy, inefficient lead-acid batteries that provided an average range of only 75 miles, and eventually all of the lease-only EV1s were crushed by GM. Of course, its horrid looks didn’t help much either.
So, when Chevrolet decided to produce the Volt, they made sure to avoid the same mistakes.

November 9, 2011

For at least 30 of every 365 days, cyclists will have a reason to feel safe when they ride around the streets of Oxford.

 

For at least 30 of every 365 days, cyclists will have a reason to feel safe when they ride around the streets of Oxford.

Mayor “Pat” Patterson and the Oxford Board of Aldermen have announced that November is now Bicycle Safety Enforcement Month. 

During this month, the Oxford and University Police Departments will be cracking down on bicycle safety enforcement. 

The idea came out of the Pathways Commission and was announced at the Nov. 1 board meeting. 

October 24, 2011

The city of Oxford and the University of Mississippi are making dedicated efforts to make the roads safer and to promote a green initiative. 

 

The city of Oxford and the University of Mississippi are making dedicated efforts to make the roads safer and to promote a green initiative. 

The Oxford Pathways Commission has helped facilitate the planning, creation and enhancement of bike and pedestrian routes throughout the city.

“We hope that each improvement to infrastructure helps new cyclists and pedestrians feel confident enough to bike and walk more frequently through the city of Oxford,” Kate Kellum, a Pathways Commission member, said.

October 6, 2011

The Associated Student Body and the Office of Campus Sustainability are hosting an ongoing Share the Road campaign this week. The Share the Road Campaign is student-led and aims at promoting road safety for bikers and motorists alike.
Information tables will be set up at the Student Union for more information and safety tips.
Starting this past Monday students, faculty and staff have been encouraged to sign a pledge to show their support for the program.

August 25, 2011

The Oxford Pathways Commission has almost transformed the local community into a cyclist-friendly haven but has now run into a wall. 

 

The Oxford Pathways Commission has almost transformed the local community into a cyclist-friendly haven but has now run into a wall. 

April 28, 2011

The annual Double Decker Spring Ride will be held on Saturday, Apr. 30, in conjunction with the Double Decker Arts Festival.

The Oxford Cycling Club will host the event, along with the help of the Oxford Bicycle Company and Active Oxford.

In order to allow people to participate in both the Double Decker Spring Run and the Spring Ride, the board of directors has decided to move the starting time of the ride from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

The starting line has been moved as well.

October 21, 2010

A charity bicycle ride will be held in Helena, Ark. on November 6 to promote cycling safety in the Mississippi Delta. 

 

A charity bicycle ride will be held in Helena, Ark. on November 6 to promote cycling safety in the Mississippi Delta. 

 

October 12, 2010

So, the other day I was driving home from school right behind the tennis courts. It had been a really long day and I was ready to get home and relax before I had to start studying

 

So, the other day I was driving home from school right behind the tennis courts. It had been a really long day and I was ready to get home and relax before I had to start studying.