Louisville aiming to become more bike-friendly

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Associated Press

Posted on April 6, 2014 at 10:24 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Michael Carroll grew up in Leitchfield and weighed 325 pounds when he moved to Louisville to study engineering five years ago.

Then he began cycling around the University's Belknap campus and lost 125 pounds. The convert to cycling graduated with a bachelor's degree in business before opening the Old Bikes Belong bike shop two years ago.

The Courier-Journal reports (http://cjky.it/1pX1x5T) Carroll is part of the city's growing cycling movement as Louisville becomes increasingly bike friendly.

Rolf Eisinger is a Louisville Metro engineering technician who focuses on building the city's bicycling infrastructure.

He said many people want to bike, but they worry about safety. The city hopes to make those people who are on the fence more comfortable about biking through marked bike lanes and routes.

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Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

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