Friday, December 26, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

League of American Bicyclists to visit Davis

By
From page A4 | December 09, 2012 |

What’s better than platinum? Diamond, according to the League of American Bicyclists, which recently created the new designation for cities to achieve as part of its Bicycle Friendly Community program.

The city of Davis was first named a platinum-level bicycle community in 2005, an honor that later was renewed in 2007 and 2011.

To help guide Davis to that next level, representatives of the league will visit the city this week to meet with city staff, elected officials, bicycle advocacy groups, UC Davis, the business community and the public to tour the city and review the city’s new “Beyond Platinum” bicycle action plan.

Dave “DK” Kemp, the city’s active transportation coordinator, unveiled the bicycle action plan in August that aims to enhance all facets of bicycling in the community over the next five years, culminating in a Bicycle World’s Fair and Exposition in Davis.

“Their mission to Davis is to review our draft Beyond Platinum — Bicycle Action Plan,” Kemp said in a news release. “And to understand our community’s aspiration to improve cycling for Davis’ residents, students and visitors.”

The city will host a reception for the league representatives at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, 303 Third St., from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Refreshments will be provided.

Members of the public are welcome to join the party and to thank local bicycle volunteers, recognize 2012 accomplishments and to “think big over the coming years as we begin the transformation of becoming a world-class, bicycle-friendly community.”

“The new, diamond-level Bicycle-Friendly Community status will inspire the Davis community to plan, collaborate and implement a much higher sophistication of bicycling by providing an improved bicycling infrastructure, several pro-bicycle policies and many programmatic endeavors, including an emphasis on bicycle safety education,” Kemp added in the release.

“The end goal: A safer, better connected and more comfortable environment in which to ride a bicycle for people of ages and abilities.”

For more information on Wednesday’s event, call Kemp at 530-757-5669.

— Reach Tom Sakash at tsakash@davisenterprise.net or 530-747-8057. Follow him on Twitter at @TomSakash

Comments

comments

Tom Sakash

Tom Sakash covers the city beat for The Davis Enterprise. Reach him at tsakash@davisenterprise.net, (530) 747-8057 or @TomSakash.
.

News

Exchange students bring the world to Davis

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Pastor has many plans for CA House

By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Transit survey: 47 percent ride bikes to UCD campus

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Goats help recycle Christmas trees

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2 | Gallery

 
Playing Santa

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2 | Gallery

 
Special holiday gifts

By Sue Cockrell | From Page: A3

Woodland-Davis commute bus service expands

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Learn fruit tree tips at free class

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Davis Bike Club hears about British cycling tour

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Pick up a Davis map at Chamber office

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Sierra Club calendars on sale Saturday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Explorit: Get a rise out of science

By Lisa Justice | From Page: A4

NAMI meeting offers family support

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

 
Yoga, chanting intro offered

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

.

Forum

Blamed for her sister’s rage

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

 
How much for the calling birds?

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

 
Steve Sack cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: A10

 
Many ensured a successful parade

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

Thanks for putting food on the table

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

 
.

Sports

 
Two more for the road for 9-1 Aggie men

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Patterson is college football’s top coach

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Clippers get a win over Golden State

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

NBA roundup: Heat beat Cavs in LeBron’s return to Miami

By The Associated Press | From Page: B10 | Gallery

 
.

Features

.

Arts

‘Unbroken': A bit underwhelming

By Derrick Bang | From Page: A11 | Gallery

 
Folk musicians will jam on Jan. 2

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

.

Business

Passat: Roomy, affordable sedan with German engineering

By Ann M. Job | From Page: B3 | Gallery

 
.

Obituaries

James J. Dunning Jr.

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
Floyd W. Fenocchio

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

.

Comics

Comics: Friday, December 26, 2014 (set 2)

By Creator | From Page: B7

 
Comics: Thursday, December 26, 2014 (set 1)

By Creator | From Page: A9