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News Coverage of Bike to Work Week Proclamation

Posted by Steve Reiter on May 10, 2007

John Frantzen, who is a frequent commenter on this blog, who was also present at the yesterday’s proclamation at City Hall, brought this news release to my attention. You can read it below. But if you’d like to also see a video of the event, go to the News10Now Site.

“Bike CNY” encourages pedaling to work
5/9/2007 7:13 PM
By: Staff

A Syracuse group is offering its solution to high gas prices. Pedal to work!

It sounds obvious, but “Bike CNY” says making the shift will reduce pollution and improve the health of those pedaling to the office each day. Still, they say some additional steps are needed from the city.

A Syracuse group is offering its solution to high gas prices. Pedal to work!

“If we can establish safe routes within the city that are designated as bike routes with bike lanes where we need them, more people will bike. I mean, there are studies that indicate that there are lots of people in this area who have bikes, and they just choose not to ride them because they don’t feel it’s quite safe enough,” said John Allen, of Bike CNY.”

City Hall said it’s working on designating more bike routes to help encourage more riders.

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