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Auburn can be bicycle-friendly

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One of the biggest draws for me to the Lake Tahoe/Truckee area is not only the beauty of the lakes and mountains but the energy and vibe of the people that live and visit there. When I see people biking, running, swimming, hiking, etc., it is contagious and inspires me. I agree with the Auburn Journal that it is time to think bigger (Our View, July 14), beyond the Tour of California, and Auburn should aim to become a cycling destination. One step toward attaining this goal would be to put energy into getting on the list as one of California’s Bicycle-Friendly Communities as have Folsom, Roseville, Sacramento, Davis and South Lake Tahoe, just to name a few cities nearby. The League of American Bicyclists’ website lays out a step-by-step guide as to how we can attain this goal. The Streetscape project turned out great. People are enjoying this plaza and spending more time Downtown as a result. With each new redevelopment project being planned, now is the perfect opportunity to plan these projects with an eye toward making our community more pedestrian and bicycle-friendly, which leads to a more vibrant community. Any time you can get people out of their cars, it’s a good thing! Teresa Kenworthy, Auburn