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Lawrence retains bike-friendly award

October 5, 2008

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Lawrence held on to its bronze-level status as a bicycle-friendly community, receiving nationwide recognition given by the League of American Bicyclists. It's the third time that the city has been honored since first winning the bronze in 2004.

The awards go to communities that make "impressive, measurable efforts to integrate bicyclists into the community," according to the organization's Web site.

League of American Bicyclists has four levels of recognition - platinum, gold, silver and bronze. Awards are announced twice each year.

Since the program began in 2003, the organization has named 96 communities in 32 states as bicycle-friendly.

In granting such designation, the group looks for cities that educate the community, have a transportation plan that includes bicyclists, have police officers who enforce bicyclists' rights and responsibilities, encourages cycling and evaluates its programs.

Comments

lori 6 years, 2 months ago

Obviously the League of American Bicyclists did not read the comment sections of the LJWorld prior to designating Lawrence as a Bicycle Friendly Community.

Ragingbear 6 years, 2 months ago

Wow. The standards of these awards must be really low, because Lawrence does not have any safe place for bikers to ride in many main areas. No little line on the side of the road (except for the ones on 6th street that everyone things are parking lanes despite the no parking signs), and few sidewalks in many areas of town.

yankeelady 6 years, 2 months ago

They won't use the sidewalks or bike paths anyway. It's much more fun to head out to the county, on the roads with no shoulders, and block traffic.

SettingTheRecordStraight 6 years, 2 months ago

But we'll never receive a "friend of the taxpayer" award. Too bad.

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