City of Ames Highlights Bike to Work Week

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AMES, Iowa  --  It’s National Bike to Work Week, and the City of Ames has planned observances all week.

On Monday, a breakfast was held in front of City Hall for bikers on their way to work.

“So really just an opportunity to highlight bicycling as a method of transportation or as a form of recreation,” said Steve Libby of the Ames Bicycle Coalition.

Libby said while Ames is a bicycle-friendly community, the city is still looking for more ways to incorporate bikes as a part of normal street traffic.

“One of the examples that the city has been doing and this is, of course, recognizing a bicycle as part of the transportation system overall,” said Libby. “One of the things that we are doing over the past few years is putting radar detectors at stoplight intersections, such so that bicycles are recognized by the timing signalization in the traffic signal."

Bike to Work breakfasts are being held all over town this week.

For more information on the Ames Bicycle Coalition, click here.