Kansas City infoZine covers MoBikeFed's visit to the National Bike Summit

Melvin Felix of Scripps Howard Foundation Wire covered the Missouri delegation's visit to the National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C., this week:

“If they can make Pennsylvania Avenue bike-friendly, they can make it anywhere,” said Brent Hugh, executive director of the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation. He said the busy street is a great example of a road that used to be “very unpleasant” to ride on but has been made safe for cyclists by adding bike lanes.

This week, cyclists from across the nation gathered on Capitol Hill for the National Bike Summit, an annual conference that aims to promote bicycle-friendliness in the country’s roads. The bikers visited congressional offices from Tuesday to Thursday. On Friday, they met at the foot of Capitol Hill and headed out on a 9-mile ride, up Pennsylvania Avenue and past the White House, before ending back at the Capitol.

The group wants Congress to add road shoulders, bike lanes, sidewalks and crosswalks on paved roads across the country to make cycling and walking safe.

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