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Iowa City residents asked to take Bike Friendly Community survey

League of American Bicyclists leading effort

Will Mackaman (right) of Iowa City parks his bike in the rack during Iowa City Downtown District’s Bike Downtown Day at the new PLAY Bicycle Parklet in Iowa City on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016. The parklet, which was designed by OPN Architects, can hold 40 bicycles and is near the corner of Dubuque St. and Washington St. in downtown Iowa City. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)
Will Mackaman (right) of Iowa City parks his bike in the rack during Iowa City Downtown District’s Bike Downtown Day at the new PLAY Bicycle Parklet in Iowa City on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016. The parklet, which was designed by OPN Architects, can hold 40 bicycles and is near the corner of Dubuque St. and Washington St. in downtown Iowa City. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)

IOWA CITY — The League of American Bicyclists is reviewing Iowa City’s application to renew its “Bike Friendly Community” status. The city has a silver designation and is hoping to achieve gold.

As part of the review process, the League of American Bicyclists is asking the community to participate in an online survey to better understand local bicyclists’ experiences in Iowa City. The survey is designed to take less than five minutes. It is available at surveymonkey.com/r/BFC_FA17_IowaCityIA.

Responses are due by Saturday, Sept. 30.

Achieving The League of American Bicyclists gold status is a strategic priority for the Iowa City Council, and is part of a larger goal to improve, expand and encourage bicycling in Iowa City, according to a news release from the city.

For more information, contact Associate Planner Sarah Walz at (319) 356-5239 or sarah-walz@iowa-city.org.

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