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City Of Wichita Recognized For Bike-Friendly Iniatives

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Wichita has been recognized nationally for its ongoing efforts to improve conditions for bicycling.

The League of American Bicyclists awarded the local government an Honorable Mention designation on Wednesday for working with community partners to create a bicycle-friendly city.

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According to a press release from the city, communities that are given an honorable mention are generally recognized for having popular shared-use paths, community-wide bicycling events or recent bicycle planning processes. More than 100 communities that originally earned an Honorable Mention have gone on to be awarded a Bicycle Friendly Community Bronze designation or better.

The City of Wichita has been working to implement its Bicycle Master Plan since 2013. So far, the city has installed more than 30 miles of bikeways, created the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board, and worked with community partners to secure funding for a variety of bicycling-related initiatives.

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