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Wrapping Up 2014, Looking Ahead Towards Sustainable Transportation

As we wind down 2014, both Free Cycles and MIST are in good positions for a prosperous 2015.  By prosperous, we mean able to help Missoula in a significant way.  We are restructuring our spaces at Free Cycles to better serve all. 

The free and open community bicycle shop will remain in our current location on S.1st St W.  We are likely moving out of the Warehouse at the end of the block and switching to a large shop space behind the community shop.  This new space will have a focus on bicycle classes and bicycle sales.

At MIST, we are poised to usher in several street designs for 2015.  We will be working with various community partners to propose that Higgins and Broadway in the downtown area are changed from 4-lane roads to 3-lane roads, thus gaining bikeways, safer pedestrian crossings and better motor vehicle flow. 

We also plan to monitor the two psyllium trails..  one at Silver Park and the other at Greenough Park.  The psyllium is a binder and decomposed granite is the aggregate.  Non-toxic and sustainable paving is becoming an important aspect of MIST.

Let us know if you would like to be involved in these projects.  At Free Cycles we welcome volunteers at any time- just come into the shop (10-6, Tues to Sat).  At MIST, email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we will find a time to meet and discuss the a project or working group that can move Missoula towards sustainable transportation.  Thank you for your interest...  Sincerely, -Bob Giordano, Director, Free Cycles, MIST