- Associated Press - Saturday, October 10, 2015

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis’ bicycle and pedestrian program manager is being recognized by the White House.

The Commercial Appeal reports (https://bit.ly/1R452nE) Kyle Wagenschutz will be in Washington on Tuesday to be honored by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx as a Transportation Champion of Change.

The award recognizes 11 innovators across the country for advancing change that benefits the nation’s transportation systems.

Since Wagenschutz was hired in 2010, Memphis has gone from 62 miles of bike lanes to 134. And that number is expected to more than double next year.

In 2012, Memphis was Bicycling magazine’s Most Improved City for Cycling.

Wagenschutz says Memphis is proof that the bike/walk initiatives can work anywhere.

He says, “We’re doing something that a lot of people didn’t expect to work.”


Information from: The Commercial Appeal, https://www.commercialappeal.com

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