How Colorado Springs Plans to Boost Bike Commuting

Learn how one city is taking steps to make bike commuting safer and more reliable.

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. -- In the shadow of Pike's Peak, the city of Colorado Spring celebrated the state's annual Bike Month with its 23rd annual Bike to Work Day on June 22nd. The campaign to boost bike commuting is supported by several planning efforts and projects to improve the city's bike network.

Mayor John Suthers, who spearheaded a four-mile ride concluding along the Pike's Peak Greenway, told a local reporter that the best thing about cycling in Colorado Springs is "the combination of exercise and scenery. You can't beat it."

Bike Month is about inspiring the community to use Colorado Springs bike network, 100 miles of bike lanes and nearly 120 miles of urban trails, as a celebration of what's possible. More than 150 reportedly joined the mayor on his ride, according to reporter Mark Reiss of The Gazette, with more than a 1,000 other riders participating in the bike commuting event.

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