by Eric Ginsburg

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Greensboro makes ‘bicycle friendly community’ list again

For the second time in a row, the League of American Bicyclists named Greensboro to its “bicycle friendly community” list this year.

According to a press release from the city, Greensboro received a bronze-level rating again “for its commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies.”

The city touted a growing infrastructure for bicycles, which includes working towards the completion of the Downtown Greenway and creating new bike lanes. The most recent bike lanes in Greensboro are on Phillips Avenue (from Tucker Street to Huffine Mill Road, 1.5

miles) and Meadowview Road (from Randleman Road to Elm-Eugene Street, 0.5 miles), according to city spokesperson Jake Keys.

He also said lanes are planned on Horse Pen Creek Road, Alamance Church Road and North Church Street. The bike lanes, along with trails and greenways, increase “connectivity to key destinations,” the city said.

The press release also noted the completion of the Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway underpass in 2010.