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Friday, March 02, 2007

Spartanburg closer to becoming 'bicycle friendly'

Image of bicyclist crossing Henry Street after a sunny morning ride on the Hub City Connector trail in Spartanburg Tuesday morning.
From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal, 02.28.07:

Spartanburg is on the cusp of gaining full "Bicycle Friendly Community" status from the League of American Bicyclists.

Last year, the community received an honorable mention in its quest for the designation that's only been awarded to 60 communities, of the more than 140 communities that applied nationwide.

The honorable mention designation allowed Andy Clarke, executive director of the league, to meet with Spartanburg and the five other communities that received honorable mentions to explore what options they could take to give them a higher designation. (Read more.)
Watch out Davis, California. Spartanburg is coming after you.

The League of American Bicyclists' Bicycle Friendly Community program has succeeded in motivating cities around the country to pursue needed improvements in bicycling infrastructure.

Image: Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Visit: League of American Bicyclists
Visit: Paul Dorn's Bike Commuting Tips Site

1 comment:

James T said...

I don't know if that guy is representative of all of the cyclists in this part of South Carolina, but I am just glad to see that he is riding a bike.

I live in nearby Greenville, but I have seen the effort that Spartanburg has put into becoming an officially designated "Bicycle Friendly Community." It is great to see that the Mayor and city officials have invested so much time and effort into the initiative. We have a long way to go to be Davis or Portland or Boulder, but, in general, cycling in the south is getting better all the time.