A group of more than one hundred Normal Community High School Students is participating in National Ride Your Bike to School Day this morning. Joining them is Chris Koos, the Mayor of Normal. Koos acknowledges there has been push back in the community to bicycling initiatives. He says part of what will defuse that hostility is bicyclists acting like good citizens, because not all do so.
Koos says even though he owns a bicycle store, he is in favor of strict enforcement against scofflaw cyclists. The cyclists hope to encourage others to bicycle as a standard alternative to driving. Koos says in a community the size of Bloomington-Normal that should be a viable option.
As a result of student efforts, Toiwn staff have been discussing a short extension of the Constitution Trail this summer to make it safer for them to bike to school.
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