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Austin receives bicycle-friendly city award

Monday, November 16, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

The League of American Bicyclists has awarded Austin with a gold “Bicycle Friendly Community” award in recognition of the city’s efforts to make bicycling a more accessible transportation option to people of all ages and comfort levels. The city will hold a press conference this morning at 8:30 a.m. with remarks from Mayor Steve Adler, City Council Mobility Committee Chair Ann Kitchen, Austin Transportation Department Director Rob Spillar and Public Works Department Director Howard Lazarus. The League of American Bicyclists recognizes 54 cities as bicycle-friendly communities, and the five levels of the award are diamond, platinum, gold, silver and bronze.

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