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Charlotte Bike Advocacy Moving Forward!

Earlier this week we posted an article about bike groups and mentioned the Knight Foundation’s $600,000 commitment to improve and increase bicycling in Charlotte. Back in November, the Knight Foundation brought together about 60 of us who are passionate about bicycling in Charlotte. What happened was that:

Key themes emerged: Charlotte needs more cycling events to raise awareness and interest in cycling. Charlotte needs more bicycle education for cyclists and non-cyclists. Charlotte needs more organization and central leadership through some type of hub organization.

We met again in February to prioritize goals, set benchmarks and determine how to achieve them.

This funding and momentum could not be more timely. As the weather turns warmer and people start riding, we need to raise awareness to prevent tragedies. See Ann interviewed by David Sentendry of Fox News Charlotte here.

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Peter Wilborn Feb 11, 2018

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