It’s been only about five years since Greensboro got its first bicycle lanes, but thanks to the hard work of Bicycling in Greensboro and others throughout our community, our city (and Bikerumor.com’s home base!) has been recognized as a Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community.
Sure, we’ve got room to improve, but this designation by the League of American Bicyclists helps legitimize the efforts by all involved and prove that we’re headed in the right direction.
From the Greensboro News & Record:
Recent cycling highlights include the adoption of the Comprehensive Bicycle, Pedestrian and Greenway Master Plan in December 2006; the incorporation of bicycling facilities into the roadway design guidelines; more than 15 miles of new bike lanes and edgelines; 38 miles of signed bike routes; conversion of a four-lane roadway into a three-lane roadway with bicycle lanes on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive; and wide outside lanes and shared-use paths.