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Portage, IN 46368

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Welcome to the Ped, Pedal, & Paddle Home Page Creating a Non-motorized Culture in Northwest Indiana

NIRPC is dedicated towards the advancement of a first-class non-motorized network to safely accommodate, and expedite the travel of, bicycle and pedestrian users in northwestern Indiana and beyond. For information on alternate formats for these documents please contact NIRPC staff Mitch Barloga at

NIRPC is proud to host a series of webinars in 2014 as part of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) Professional Development Series.  These will take place EVERY THIRD WEDNESDAY at NIRPC from 2pm to 3pm in our Packer Room.  NIRPC is absorbing the cost to host these, so they are FREE to view at our office.

Please feel free to stop by during the following dates below – NO RSVP is needed.  These webinars will help you move up to the next level of expertise by providing concise, thorough information on state-of-the-art topics.

Hope you are able to join us!   


Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Strategies  to Enable Winter Cycling and Walking 



Wednesday, February 19, 2014


Design for Cyclist and Pedestrian Comfort



Wednesday, March 19, 2014


All In: The Value of Investing in Complete and Green Streets



Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Public Health Benefits of Active Transportation



Wednesday, May 21, 2014


Best Planning and Engineering Practices for School Zones



Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Calming Arterial Streets for Safer Walking and Cycling



Wednesday, July 21, 2014


From Fast to Safer: Best Practices Where Road Speeds Change 



Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Transform Bicycling and Walking Outside the Urban Context



Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Optimize Signals for Pedestrians and Bicyclists



Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Design Treatments to Transition from Trails to Roadways



Wednesday, November 19, 2014


E-bikes, Electric Assist Bikes and Transportation Policy

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Getting to Better Outcomes from Public Engagement




6100 Southport Road
Portage, IN 46368