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7 years 9 months 4 weeks ago Thursday, August 26 2010 Aug 26, 2010 Thursday, August 26, 2010 12:41:26 PM CDT August 26, 2010 in News
COLUMBIA - PedNet reports a 150% increase in mode share, a special statistic used to measure how many people use bikes or walking to get where they need to go. The "Getting About Columbia" movement has been a long-term push. This has included the recent implementation of Complete Streets, which makes roads more accommodating to bikers and pedestrians, as well as a currently running biking clinic to teach safe biking. The clinic takes place at Stephens Park Activity Center each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6-9 pm. PedNet is satisfied with its results, but wants Columbia residents to keep at it."We want people to embrace this as a way of life, not just something they do in their spare time." Michelle Windmoeller, PedNet director, said, "It's all about the short journeys. You save gas, and get exercise at the same time." Columbia can also boast a recently successful Bike, Walk, and Wheel week, as last May saw more than 6,000 people participate.

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