The weather’s finally nice and if you’re like me you want to be outside, all the time! For me, bussing or biking to work is just the mental transition I need to start and end my day.
Throughout the month of May Duluth highlighted active transportation with a number of fun events.
There were Savvy Cyclist Traffic Skill courses and the unveiling of the 1st of 5 bike fix-it stations. You can check out the station on the Lakewalk next to Endion Station. Trees were planted along a bike route on East Superior Street and Duluth Coffee Co hosted a carless themed art show of local artists. On National Bike to Work Day the Mn Plaza was a morning stop for bike tune-ups, free coffee and smoothies blended by the power of a bike.
That afternoon 65 bicyclists rode with the Mayor for the 3rd Annual Mayor’s Bike Ride followed by a even better attended luncheon highlighting all the progress the City has made and where we are headed in terms of bike and pedestrian ways throughout the community. The month’s activities are wrapping up with a ceremony to congratulate 8 bike friendly businesses in Duluth. Those who ranked Silver are Twin Ports Cyclery, Continental Ski and Bike, and the YMCA. Awarded Bronze designation are Duluth Coffee Co, Barr Engineering, Aerostitch, Ski Hut East, and Ski Hut West. Throughout the month there were more than 15 events spread around the community.
Also this year, Duluth was awarded a Bronze designation as a Bike Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists and was ranked #3 trail city in North America!
Duluth is making great strides to establish itself as a healthy active destination city designed around it natural surroundings.
If you are interested in getting involved with all the exciting changes happening to the Duluth active transportation landscape check out the links below!
http://healthyduluth.org/ | http://wp.coggs.com/ | http://www.duluthmn.gov/planning/superior-street/
Fuse Duluth Leadership Council - Chair