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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.

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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
Author:McGill, Natalie
Publication:The Nation's Health
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1U4IA
Date:Aug 1, 2016
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