Posted on March 04, 2010 5:58 AM
National Parks focus to become bike-friendly
The March edition of the National Park Service’sRivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program newsletter, “Conservation + Recreation,” is all about bikes and the ways they contribute to recreation, tourism, public health, and clean, green Transportation in our country’s cities, parks, and public lands. The article “Pedals and Possibilities” highlights the formation of the Bike Sharing Advisory Committee, which brings together members from the Central Federal Lands Highway Division, NPS, and other technical experts to study existing bike sharing programs, risk management issues, and best practices. The committee’s goal is to make recommendations to federal land managers about bike sharing programs for visitors and employees, as a way to reduce congestion and meet public health and sustainability goals.