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Bloomington Aggressively Promoting Bicycle Safety

Last updated on Monday, August 26, 2013

(BLOOMINGTON) - The Bloomington Planning Department is asking for $11,000 to more aggressively promote bicycle safety and education.

The city wants to raise its bicycle friendly rating from Silver to Platinum by 2016.

The League of American Bicyclists rates cities based on ridership and what communities do to promote cycling. Bloomington Planning Director Tom Micuda says his department will use the money to continue and expand current program, which will increase the rating. Scott Robinson is the long-range and transportation manager for the city of Bloomington Planning Department.

He says Bloomington is a safe place to walk and ride, and encouraging these habits only makes them safer. Robinson says the city is planning a bike summit this fall that will take a more comprehensive look at increasing Bloomington's profile as a bike-friendly community.

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