Photo, Reading Eagle: Tim Leedy
Emily Weidner of Temple is leading an effort to have the League of American Bicyclists officially recognize Reading's efforts to promote bicycling.
No city in Pennsylvania has the designation, which has gone to 72 communities nationwide.
By Don Spatz
Reading, PA - The city wants to add at least one asset to its growing labyrinth of bike trails and its professional bike race in June. Recognition. It’s applying for designation as a Bicycle Friendly Community. The League of American Bicyclists has given that designation to 72 communities nationwide, but none in Pennsylvania. Philadelphia is likely to be first in the state to get it, but Reading would be happy to be second, said Emily Weidner, who was asked by Reading to lead the effort. Mayor Tom McMahon wants the designation for a number of reasons, among them reducing pollution and congestion, and promoting a healthier lifestyle, said his chief of staff, Cindy Heminitz.
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