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Greenville Named a Bronze-Level Bicycle Friendly Community

Posted on behalf of Harbin & Burnett on Oct 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

Out of 291 Bicycle Friendly Communities in 48 states, Greenville has been given the honor of being considered a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists.

The award recognizes the citys commitment to improving conditions for cyclists including promoting cycling, providing educational programs, and adding pro-bicycling policies. The designation is valid for four years.

The League of American Bicyclists has five levels for the award including diamond, platinum, gold, silver, and bronze. Greenvilles Parks and Recreation Department director, Dana Souza, believes that Greenville is a bicycle friendly community because of collaborative efforts between city officials, law enforcement, the department of transportation, cycling communities, and local advocates and businesses.

Being designated as a Bicycle Friendly City for the second consecutive time affirms our efforts to promote bicycling and is a testament to the quality of our Bicycle Master Plan, which presents a framework to help strategize the expansion of the existing bikeway network, complete network gaps and provide greater transportation connectivity while educating and encouraging bicycling throughout the city, Souza told GreenvilleOnline.

According to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety there were more than 420 collisions involving pedalcyclists in 2009 of which 92 percent led to serious injuries. Although the city can proudly boast of being a bicycle friendly community much is still left to do to protect cyclists from being involved in these types of accidents.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident caused by a careless driver, the victim may be entitled to compensation for property damage, medical expenses, lost wages, and more.

Fill out the FREE CASE REVIEW form for a no-cost, no-obligation review of your cyclist accident claim today.

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