Monday, February 21, 2011

Bicycle Transportation in South Carolina

I made some wonderful new friends while on tour in Spartanburg, SC in the fall.  Many of them are involved in Partners for Active Living, who promote bicycling, walking and other forms of activity as a way to make a healthier, more livable community.  Here is a blog post from Ned Barrett, Bicycle Commuter, Partner for Active Living, and Partner for Fun Ukulele Music:

Where do you get the extra half-hour a day that the Centers for Disease Control recommend for adults to exercise?  What if you were active in your everyday life, walking to the store to get a gallon of milk, biking to the park with your kids, or walking to work two days a week? 
More than 88% of over a thousand Spartanburg County residents surveyed last year as a part of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan process responded that they would walk to work if conditions were safer for doing so.  More than 75% said they supported improving conditions for walking and biking, and 88% supported using public funds to do so.

Thanks Ned!

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