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Bicycling Magazine: Columbus A Future Best City

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Bicycling Magazine wroteFuture Best Cities: Columbus & Fargo-Moorehead

By Brian Fiske

Columbus, Ohio

What happens when you cross a citywide fitness initiative, Commit to be Fit, with an environmentally friendly “green pact” signed by the mayor? A sudden interest in bikes.

Columbus is working on its first bike master plan since 1993, and every indication is that it’s going to be a whopper. Mayor Michael Coleman has already pledged $50 million for bike and pedestrian transportation and has linked the bike plan with the city’s 2012 bicentennial by naming it the Bicentennial Bikeways Plan.

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