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January 24, 2013

City learns perks of becoming Bicycle Friendly Community

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MILLEDGEVILLE —

Broadwell will compile and evaluate data and information collected through research and from his visit to create objectives “that [don’t] cost that much money.”

“The designation brings national recognition, and understanding that Milledgeville is looking at a retirement potential as a theme for the city, this will put the community on the map for retiring citizens. In becoming bicycle-friendly, it brings tourists to your town, which drives up the economic impact and brings vibrancy in the community; it raises the quality of life for the community. It’s the easiest way to do that with the least amount of money; that’s what makes a Bicycle Friendly Community so attractive,” he said. “I want to be a resource so as the city is going through the application, they understand what they should be saying. The whole goal is to get people active, give options to citizens, improve the quality of life and overall become a better place. All of these things bring more people to Milledgeville.”

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