Student effort creates Iowa bike boulevard.
A team of University of Iowa College of Public Health students carved out a path this spring to make Iowa City more bike-friendly.
Four students worked with local government and health advocates to create a temporary bike boulevard, which opened for four hours on May 21.
A bike boulevard is a low-speed, low-volume roadway intended for use by drivers, pedestrians and cyclists, said public health student Erin Arneson.
Street cones and flower pots marked off a protected bike lane for the boulevard, where approximately 150 people cycled between an Iowa City high school and a city farmers market.
The boulevard was part of the students' Join The Movement initiative, a project born from a spring communications campaign class, to make Iowa City more bike friendly.
The students said they worked with Iowa City and the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities to develop the boulevard.
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|Title Annotation:||STUDENTS IN BRIEF|
|Publication:||The Nation's Health|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Aug 1, 2016|
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