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By Jonathan Oh

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May 16, 2013 at 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM

Location: The Big Apple (1000 Hampton St.)

Phone: 545-3372

Link: http://www.columbiasc.net/bikefriendly

Event Description

Join the members of the City of Columbia Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee, City of Columbia staff members, Mayor Steve Benjamin, Columbia City Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton, Wade Walker of Fuss & O’Neill and bicycle enthusiasts as we embark on creating a world-class cycling city!

Columbia is embarking on an ambitious plan to create a world-class bicycle network to connect its citizens to parks, the rivers, trails, jobs, neighborhoods, and schools.
Since the City currently has only 7 miles of bicycle facilities, it may seem like daunting tasks. However, Columbia can learn some lessons from a peer city to the west: Memphis, Tennessee.
Memphis was recently recognized as one of six “Green Lanes” communities by Bike Belong for advancing innovative bicycling facilities, and was the recipient of a TIGER IV grant to connect Downtown Memphis across the Mississippi River into Arkansas. Mayor A C Wharton will be sharing the story of how Memphis turned around in 5 years to become a world-class city for cycling.
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