Anchorage earns bicycle-friendly honor

Posted: Tuesday, October 27, 2009

ANCHORAGE - The League of American Bicyclists has added Anchorage to its list of bicycle-friendly communities.

A strong education campaign was cited as the main reason for Anchorage's award. The city provided bike education kits, including horns and helmets, to all Anchorage School District elementary and charter schools.

Anchorage joins Sitka as the only Alaska communities on the list.

States and communities can earn platinum, gold, silver and bronze rankings. Portland, Ore., is a platinum city, while gold cities include Seattle and San Francisco.

As a state, Alaska is ranked 47th by the league.

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