Springfield named Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community

The Springfield News-Leader reports today on Springfield's recent Bicycle Friendly Community designation:

“This is truly a momentous occasion,” said Bruce Adib-Yazdi, Chair of the Sustainable Transportation Advocacy Resource (STAR) Team, a committee of Ozark Greenways, Inc. “While our advocacy team has been working hard on this for the past 10 years, it is still the first of many steps towards a community that embraces cycling as a choice to get around town.”

“Springfield being recognized as a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community is a great accomplishment,” said Chris Flouer, President of Ozark Greenways, Inc.

“Ozark Greenways and others have worked very hard over the past several years to position the community for such an achievement. This recognition not only celebrates what the community has accomplished, with trails and street improvements, but will challenge and encourage us to continue working toward a platinum level.”

Springfield joins St Louis (also bronze) and Columbia (silver) as Bicycle Friendly Communities in Missouri.

MoBikeFed's Vision is to have 5 bronze and 1 silver Bicycle Friendly Community in Missouri by 2012, and 5 additional communities working towards Bicycle Friendly status.

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