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St. Paul gets ‘Bicycle Friendly City’ title

The League of American Bicyclists has named St. Paul one of its 11 new “Bicycle Friendly Cities.”
New Orleans is one, too. And West Windsor, N.J.
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The League of American Bicyclists has named St. Paul one of its 11 new “Bicycle Friendly Cities.”

New Orleans is one, too. And West Windsor, N.J.

St. Paul officials say their application for the designation was approved because of the “city’s demographics, infrastructure, facilities, community support, etc.”

It apparently helped, too, that St. Paul has hired a “sustainable transportation planner.”

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City Council Member Russ Stark said: “This designation is an acknowledgment that our city is making progress toward a balanced transportation system, one where people who ride bikes feel safe and comfortable. We still have a lot of work to do, but this is an important milestone.”

 Here’s the list of new cities on the bike group’s list, all entering at the Bronze Level:

  • Conway, Ark.  
  • Goshen, Ind.
  • New Orleans, La.
  • Omaha, Neb.
  • Reno‐Sparks Washoe County, Nev.   
  • St. Paul, Minn.
  • Santa Fe, N.M.
  • Sheboygan, Wis.
  • Shorewood, Wis.
  • The Woodlands, Texas
  • West Windsor, N.J.

And the bike group said 14 other communities successfully renewed their designation with seven moving up to higher designations (marked with a *):

Platinum    

  • Davis, Calif.

Gold

  • Breckenridge, Colo.*
  • Corvallis, Ore.
  • Palo Alto, Calif.     
  • Steamboat Spring, Colo.*
  • Scottsdale, Ariz.*

Silver

  • Arlington, Va.
  • Burlington, Vt.*
  • La Crosse, Wis.*
  • Redmond, Wash.*
  • Sacramento, Calif.*
  • San Luis Obispo, Calif.
  • Tempe, Ariz.

Bronze

  • Chattanooga, Tenn.