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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Governor Dayton Proclaims June 4-12 Minnesota Bike Walk Week!

Check out the proclamation here: It mentions the Complete Streets policy American Heart Association helped pass last year.

This summer’s Bike Walk Week celebration will be June 4-12, 2011. All of the Bike Walk Week activities highlight the advantages of getting around without the use of a car. Bicycling and walking are more than just leisure activities –they promote better health and a cleaner environment, and save you money. The average family can save $5,000-$10,000 per year by reducing the number of cars they own.

A major focal point for the week is Bike Walk to Work Day, Thursday, June 9. In the Twin Cities area there are several other events throughout the week, including the American Heart Association Heart Walk, Grand Old Day, Women’s Wednesday, Yoga on the Greenway, and Bike Walk to the Twins Game on Sunday, June 12. New this year is the region’s first Cyclovia or “Open Streets” celebration, along Lyndale Avenue on Sunday, June 12. Communities around the state are also planning activities during the week. Additional events will be announced on the Bike Walk Week web site (, which is also the place to register to participate. By registering for Bike Walk week, participants pledge to make at least one trip each week without using a car

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