Aurora's bike lane named one of best urban tracks
Aurora's latest downtown bike lane has been designated one of the nation’s finest.
The city is No. 4 on the list compiled by PeopleForBikes, a national biking organization. Aurora joins New York City; Tallahassee, Florida; Chicago; and Seattle in the top five lanes in the country.
Rankings focused on lanes that helped connect bike grids in their communities, according to a press release from the city.
The new Aurora lane, Fox River Trail, is covered and supplies a missing link in an existing track. There was a one-mile gap in the trail's 60-mile span.
The accolade is the latest to honor Aurora’s efforts to welcome cycling on its urban thoroughfares. The League of American Cyclists bestowed the city with the bronze award for efforts to welcome cyclists.
"We are very pleased at the recognition afforded to the City of Aurora for our ongoing efforts in developing a bike-friendly community," Mayor Robert J. O'Connor in the press release. "As our city looks to the future, we will continue research, propose and implement new ways to build our cycling infrastructure, which in turn, bring great returns in the health and the quality of life for our residents."
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