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Old 10-20-2009, 04:20 PM
Location: Greenville, S.C., USA
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I thought some of you would like to know that the city has achieved a bronze level BFC designation by the League of American Bicyclists.

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Old 01-13-2010, 10:33 AM
Location: Macao
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I wonder how it's bicycle friendly...(sorry, I'm not in GR)...but I'd love to hear from someone who is and occassionally bikes.
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Old 01-13-2010, 01:14 PM
Location: East Grand Rapids, MI
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The only thing about GR that is bike friendly is the speed limit within the city I think. It's 25mph most places which reduces the terror of biking on high-speed roads.
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Old 01-29-2010, 07:22 PM
Location: Huntersville, NC
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It's actually pretty bike friendly in certain places. There are bike lanes on Weathy St., and many new road jobs seem to be incorporating bike lines, even if they aren't marked it yet. For instance, much of West Leonard has just been redone, and there are very large shoulders suitable for biking. The "sidewalks" along the Beltline are also used more for biking than walking. There aren't any bike lanes in downtown that I'm aware of, but traffic isn't so heavy that it's a wildly dangerous proposition. East Town is the most friendly, because you can get to anywhere in that area thanks to a recently finished rec trail.

Kent Trails is a pretty massive project that connects most of the county, so if you are a commuter you could get from downtown out west to Jenison, south to Byron Center, and east out past Creekside Park. A pretty big chunk in the middle is being redone (right now it's mostly along old railways), but by the time they're done, I think they want to be able to go all the way out the lake.
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