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Bike2Health Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Completion of First Construction Phase

Bicycle improvements complete in Lynnwood, construction underway in Edmonds, construction planned for Mountlake Terrace in Fall 2017

The City of Lynnwood hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 18 to celebrate the completion of the first phase of construction in the regional Bike2Health project, a collaborative effort to complete 11 critical missing links of the existing regional bicycle network in south Snohomish County.

Those gathered represent the City of Lynnwood, City of Edmonds, City of Mountlake Terrace, Verdant Health Commission, Cascade Bicycle Club, and other supporting residents and organizations.

Bike2Health will offer opportunities for community members to learn more about safe cycling through bike rodeos for children and other engagement opportunities during the next three years.

The next bike rodeo is just around the corner at the Health & Fitness Expo taking place on Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Edmonds School District Stadium, 7600 212th St. SW in Edmonds.

Sign up for e-newsletter updates and learn more about the project at bike2health.org.

About Bike2Health

Funded by a $1.9 million grant from the Verdant Health Commission, the Bike2Health Project will improve access to health and wellness choices, make bicycling safer, and increase the region’s connectivity. For the most up-to-date information on Bike2Health, visit bike2health.org or email bike2health@verdanthealth.org.

 

Bike2Health Ribbon Cutting

Caption: The community celebrated the completion of the first phase of construction for Bike2Health, a collaborative effort to complete missing links in the regional bicycle network in south Snohomish County. City of Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith, City of Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling, and Verdant Health Commissioner Deana Knutsen wielded the scissors to cut the ribbon. They were joined by (left to right): Margaret Elwood, Cascade Bicycle Club member; Sarah Olson, City of Lynnwood; Lynn Sordel, City of Lynnwood; Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith; Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling; Verdant Commissioner Deana Knutsen; Jesse Birchman, City of Mountlake Terrace; David Mach, City of Lynnwood; and Peter Block, Cascade Bicycle Club and Edmonds Bicycle Advisory Group. A green wayfinding sign that was part of the project can be seen in the background. Photo courtesy of KPG Interdisciplinary Design.