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Old 10-20-2009, 04:32 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 10-20-2009, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Greenville, S.C., USA
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The City has been working on this for at least a couple of years and the official announcement was just released today. Some of us were anticipating it. It is a step in the right direction which simultaneously shows room for improvement.
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Old 10-20-2009, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Cool!
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Old 10-20-2009, 10:35 PM
 
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I think that is wonderful. Hooray for Greenville!

Biking is a great way to get exercise, it's an environmentally sound way of getting to work or running errands, it saves money on fuel, and it's fun.

Also, bicycle enthusiasts put money into the economy--have you seen the price of a really good road or mountain bike?

Being rated as a "Bicycling Friendly Community" also means safety considerations have been evaluated as well (width of roads, traffic patterns, designated biking areas, etc).

Cheers,
Christine
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Old 10-21-2009, 08:57 AM
 
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...because I see so many people riding bikes in Greenville......
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Old 10-21-2009, 09:23 AM
 
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...because I see so many people riding bikes in Greenville......
I know I do! Esp around Cleveland Park and CU-ICAR. Sometimes even on Verdae Blvd.
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Old 10-21-2009, 09:59 AM
 
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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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Excellent news! I'm sure all the new bike lanes the city has been adding helped. Good to see.
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Old 10-23-2009, 01:46 AM
 
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Is one of the reasons that Greenville is great for biking because it is relatively flat? From looking at some of the skyline shots, it seems like it is mostly flat...is that true?
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Old 10-23-2009, 07:07 AM
 
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Spartanburg also has a bronze level status. Just had to put a plug in here for Spartanburg!
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:52 AM
 
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Is one of the reasons that Greenville is great for biking because it is relatively flat? From looking at some of the skyline shots, it seems like it is mostly flat...is that true?
Greenville has a wide variety of topography. Within the main part of the city, the land is slightly sloped to gently rolling, with some fairly deep ravines. Then, of course, there's Paris Mountain adjacent to the city, which the yearly US Professional Cycling Championship race uses on their routes.
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