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Thursday, November 07, 2013
For Immediate Release
Communications

Contact: Jace Radke
Telephone: 229-2205

 

City Of Las Vegas Named Bike Friendly By League of American Bicyclists
Las Vegas Receives Bronze Bike Friendly Business Award

 

            Today the League of American Bicyclists announced the city of Las Vegas will receive a bronze Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award for leading America toward a more sustainable future. With the announcement of 90 new BFBs today in 29 states and Washington, D.C., the city of Las Vegas joins a group of more than 600 businesses, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies across the United States that are transforming the American workplace. 

            Along with the city of Las Vegas, the other businesses in Nevada that received awards include:
• Cashman Equipment Company, Henderson,  Bronze
• Las Vegas Cyclery,  Las Vegas, Bronze
• Bike Shop, Henderson, Silver

           “Being bike friendly is good for Las Vegas,” said Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman. “We encourage bicycling as healthy, sustainable, and an easy option for transportation. We provide amenities such as convenient bike racks at our facilities, as well as bikes and helmets for employees to use when they need transportation during work hours, helping to preserve our air quality and reduce traffic congestion.”

           “The city of Las Vegas is leading the way to a healthier and more sustainable future,” said Andy Clarke, president of the League of American Bicyclists. “While helping boost the economy in their communities, Bicycle Friendly Businesses are also investing in a happier and more productive workforce.”

          Now, the city of Las Vegas will have access to a variety of free tools and technical assistance from the League to make biking even better. In Nevada, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada and the Reno-Sparks community previously were designated as Bike Friendly by the organization.

          More information is available on the League’s website at www.bikeleague.org.

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