Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Moving Up to Silver

The League of American Bicyclists (LAB) has increased Longmont's rating from bronze to silver, per a local Times-Call article published today.  It's exciting to see the move to a more bike-friendly city, but I also hope it encourages people to keep pushing and working for a city that supports all forms of travel and allows them to exist together peacefully. We can have all the bike lanes in the world, but if we don't change the attitudes and ideas of those who never touch a bike, or those who think cars are the only ones permitted on the roads, it makes it more of a challenge to call the city "bike friendly," in my opinion.

I am, however, thrilled to see positive changes taking place for cyclists, and I hope it continues. If you haven't had the opportunity to read the article (linked above), it's worth a read, and it's exciting to know that the city, Bicycle Longmont, and cyclists throughout the area are moving in the right direction. Ride on people, ride on.

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