HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Organizers of an upcoming forum at the Von Braun Center hope to give Huntsville a nudge toward becoming a better place for cyclists.
Marjorie Holderer, spokeswoman for the inaugural North Alabama Bike Summit starting Thursday at the VBC North Hall, said the Rocket City is making positive strides but still lags far behind many of its competitors.
Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Austin, Texas, Greenville, S.C., Charlotte, Raleigh and Asheville, N.C., and Orlando, Fla., are among the nearly 300 U.S. cities already certified as bike friendly by the League of American Bicyclists.
Being left off that list puts Huntsville at a disadvantage when recruiting new industry and working to lure young professionals, Holderer told AL.com Friday. (read more at AL.com)