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Guelph notches bicycle-friendly silver

Guelph has received an award recognizing its progress in becoming more of a bicycle-friendly community.
The city was one of four winners of the 2014 Bicycle Friendly Community Awards at the sixth annual Ontario Bike Summit held in Toronto on the weekend. The awards were presented by the Share the Road Cycling Coalition, an Ontario-based, non-profit organization that promotes bicycling as a mode of transportation, recreation and fitness through provincial advocacy.
Guelph, which won a bronze level award from the coalition in 2012, got a silver level award. A silver award also went to Kitchener, which received its bronze in 2013. The other two 2014 awards were bronze awards for St. Catharines and the Town of Halton Hills, a news release said.
“The advancement of existing Bicycle Friendly Communities from bronze to silver highlights an important trend we are seeing right across the province. Municipalities are continuing to invest in making their communities more bikeable,” Share the Road Cycling Coalition CEO and founder Eleanor McMahon said in the release.
“The communities that continue to improve conditions for cyclists are responding to their residents’ concerns and are becoming more desirable places to live in the process,” she said.
Ottawa is the only Ontario community that has reached the gold level of the awards. The other silver level communities are Toronto, Hamilton, Waterloo and Pelham.
Guelph has developed a strategy to make cycling safer and more convenient, with the aim of tripling the number of daily bike trips in the city by 2018. For more details, see guelph.ca/bike.

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