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Aug. 18, 2017

MnDOT District 6 named Bicycle Friendly Business by League of American Bicyclists

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation District 6, representing southeast Minnesota, has been recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Business, joining nearly 1,400 businesses and organizations across the country.

MnDOT District 6, headquartered in Rochester, is among 60 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses to join a group of 1,367 local businesses, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., that are transforming the American workplace.

“The League of American Bicyclists is excited to recognize this latest group of new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses for making their workplaces and their communities safer, happier, healthier, and more sustainable through bicycling,” said Amelia Neptune, Director of the Bicycle Friendly America program. “We applaud these businesses, including MnDOT District 6, for leading the charge in creating a more bicycle-friendly America for everyone.”

District 6 was noted for its efforts in developing a new district bicycle plan to set priorities and guide future investment for bicycling. It is also encouraging bicycling at its headquarters building for employees and the public. Additionally, new bridges under construction, such as the Highway 58 bridge at Zumbrota, the Hwy 63 Red Wing Bridge and the Highway 43 Winona Bridge, each have or will have new wide trails across that allow for bicycle traffic.

MnDOT’s District 6 achieved the Silver Bicycle Friendly Award Designation.

“We’re pleased to achieve this designation, but we also know there is room to grow and improve,” said Jeff Vlaminck, transportation district engineer in District 6. “That’s a philosophy we have across our organization: how do we continue to improve and grow.”

To learn more about the program, visit the League online at bikeleague.org/business.