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Prince George's Celebrates National Bike to Work Day 2011
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This story comes to us from Susan Hubbard:

Largo, MD - On Friday, May 20, 2011, thousands of area commuters will exchange motorized vehicles for bicycles to get to and from work, as they participate in National Bike to Work Day 2011.  Designed as a day to bring focus to alternative commuting options, the Day provides a clean, fun and healthy way to get to work.   

 

“Biking is great for our residents' health and for our environment.  I am proud to support “National Bike to Work Day” and encourage Prince George’s County residents and businesses to participate,” said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III. “My administration is focused on sustainable practices and transit-oriented economic development.  In both of these capacities, having more residents utilize their bikes for commuting, exercise, and fun is a transportation goal of Prince George’s County.”   

 

Prince Georgians will join their neighbors and friends to bike to work with an experienced commuter convoy from nine sites located throughout the County.  Six of the sites are designated pit stops, which include Oxon Hill at the start of the Woodrow Wilson Trail, Hyattsville's Magruder Park and Prince George's County's Adelphi Road Branch Library, College Park's City Hall, and Bowie Old Town, as well as Bowie New Town Center.    

 

Each pit stop will offer food, drinks, entertainment, dynamic speakers and chances to win bicycles and other prizes between the hours of 6:30 - 8:30 AM. In addition, all participants will receive a free "Bike to Work Day" t-shirt that they can proudly wear on their rides to and from work. 

 

Three other sites will provide bikers the opportunity to join a commuter convoy without first going to a pit stop. These site locations and departure times include Glenn Dale's Route 193 and Route 564 Intersection at 6:00 AM, Greenbelt's Roosevelt's Center at 6:30 AM, and. Oxon Hill Farm's Parking Lot at 6:50 AM,  

 

The inclusion of various modes of transportation for commuters is a key administrative focus of Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III. And, as part of that focus, a new Green Streets Initiative is being implemented to identify and install more eco- and user-friendly infrastructure for bikers, pedestrians and motorists on identified roadways within Prince George's County.

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