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Huntsville works toward bicycle-friendly status

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A bike summit was held Friday in an effort to make Huntsville bicycle-friendly. A bike summit was held Friday in an effort to make Huntsville bicycle-friendly.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

On Friday, the first-ever North Alabama Bike Summit was held in Huntsville. The goal was to promote the Rocket City as a bicycle-friendly community and inform people about bicycle-friendly programs.

About 65 people attended the summit. Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle spoke to the crowd about his love for cycling and his work towards creating a community that loves to cycle too.

Other people who spoke at the event included Brandy Ezelle, the traffic engineer for the city of Auburn. Auburn is the only community in Alabama with a bicycle-friendly status.

Marjorie Holderer, the Co-Chair of the Huntsville Bicycle Advisory and Safety Community believes Huntsville is on the road to being called a bicycle friendly community. She said, "We're getting there. You have 5 major factors and we're pretty strong in 2 or 3 of them. We need to have more infrastructure and more education."

You can learn more about biking in Huntsville right here.

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