The City of Greensboro and Guilford County have made great strides in helping our community become more bicycle friendly. In the above photo, we see a bike rack full of bicycles on the hill near Curry Building on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.* Spring Garden Street, the horizontal ribbon of road in the background, now has a bike lane extending most of it's length. Also, our greenways have been extended to make cycling around town easier. Not only do our greenways make walking, running, and cycling easier, the greenways themselves are being constructed in cleaner and greener ways (read more here). We are proud of our city!
The more bicycle lanes, paths and greenway trails we have, the more conducive it becomes for people to use bicycles for commuting. The more bicycles are used for commuting, the greener our city becomes. The North Carolina Department of Transportation is on board with this concept. They even have a website outlining bicycle maps and routes, one of which is a Murphy to Manteo trail with a route that seems to go through Greensboro (or at least pretty close).
For this round of ABC Wednesday, our theme is "Go Green" Greensboro and we are showcasing ways to keep the Green in Greensboro! Today is ABC Wednesday and C is for CYCLING (and COMMUTING by CYCLE) especially on CAMPUS where CAR parking is COSTLY and at a premium. While we still have roads with heavy bicycle use that aren't cyclist friendly (like Horse Pen Creek Road), every year, Greensboro gets a little more friendly to people on two wheels. Here's to increased bike use and zero fatalities for cyclists in 2013 in Greensboro and beyond!
*For those of you familiar with the UNCG campus, Jackson Library is the white buildng in the background.