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Indianapolis, Bicycling and Ray LaHood
Indianapolis is on the move toward becoming a great Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC). The city was awarded a Bronze-level BFC designation in 2009, and the mayor of Indianapolis Greg Ballard will share developments regarding Indianapolis' bike lanes, their annual Bike to Work Day and the 2010 Mayor’s Bike Ride - among other sustainability and connectivity initiatives - today, April 22 at 2 p.m. in the City Market Plaza. Andy Clarke, League President will also be at the event as a featured speaker and will present the BFC sign and award and discuss how important bicycling is to communities, businesses and their residents. Learn more about Indianapolis' commitment to bicycling at www.sustainindy.org
Additionally, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, along with Clarke, Mayor Ballard, and Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) will participate in a local Safe Routes to School program by biking/walking to school with St. Thomas Aquinas students and their families on one of their “walking school bus” routes on Friday, April 23 from 7:35-7:50 a.m. Clarke will lead the “bike train” to school with students and their grandparents.
Learn about the schools program here. The Safe Routes to School program is part of the Department of Transportation’s commitment to livable communities and First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative.