Celebrating Bike to Work Day

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The City of Columbus is encouraging people to participate in its Bike to Work Day. The Coalition will also open a booth in Monument Square at 7:30 a.m. where visitors can learn about their mission to promote bicycling while snacking on free treats and signing up to win prizes. "With increased interest in healthy, sustainable and economic transportation options, it's not surprising that, from 2000 to 2013, the number of bicycle commuters in the US grew by more than 62 percent".

North Hollywood couple Eli and Melissa Selzer, who both work in Burbank, have been riding their bicycles to work for the last 10 years and said it made sense for them to use pedal power when they live not too far from their jobs. "They do it because it's the most affordable way for them to get around, or they don't have a vehicle, or have other reasons why they don't drive". The event is one of many across the country during the annual celebration of active transportation.

With the welcome return of warm weather, May is recognized as National Bike Month.

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"We have highest rate of bicycle commuting in the state of Georgia", Bennett said.

Municipalities across the nation have focused on making their roadways more bike-friendly. "More people get to work on their bikes here than anywhere else in the state".

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