|A cyclist on Spring Garden Street|
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 throughout the city. The most recent bike lanes in Greensboro are on Phillips Avenue (from Tucker Street to Huffine Mill, 1.54 miles), on Meadowview Road (from Randleman Road to Elm-Eugene Street, 0.5 mile) and a combination of bike lanes and edge lines on Meadowview Road (edge lines from Urban Street to Atlanta Street, 1.18 miles; and bike lanes from Atlanta Street to South Elm-Eugene Street, 0.28 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. It listed other improvements, too:
"The underpass for the Atlantic and Yadkin Greenway at Cone Boulevard was also completed in 2010, providing safer and more comfortable passage for bicyclists and pedestrians on that section of the greenway," the press release stated.
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