Monday, September 21, 2015

Hickenlooper Promises $100M to Make Colorado the "Best State for Biking"

Image Credit: Cait Sumin

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper announced a plan to spend more than $100 million to make Colorado the "best state for biking." The plan, announced at the Interbike Convention in Las Vegas on Wednesday, September 16th includes $10M to sustain the Safe Routes to School Program and an additional $90M in grants and awards to develop bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. Grant and award money will come from Transportation Alternatives (TAP) and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Reduction (CMAQ) programs, as well as from Great Outdoors Colorado's push for trail connectivity.

Hickenlooper was the first state governor ever to address the Interbike Convention. He chose Interbike in order to spread the message quickly through the bicycle community.

Read more about the $100M bicycle plan here: Hickenlooper Promises $100M to Make Colorado the "Best State for Biking."

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