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Panel: Charlottesville’s Bike Accessibility an Economic Boost

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People in Charlottesville are taking a look at the benefits of having a walkable and bike-friendly city.

In a discussion held by the city, a panel said providing great places to walk and bicycle helps boost the economy. Charlottesville's bicycle and pedestrian coordinator, Amanda Poncy, says trails built near homes can boost home values, and bicycle tourism is beginning to pick up steam.

"We have a number of historic sites here. Two world heritage sites and a bike friendly community, silver level walk friendly community and tons of other historic resources and just opportunities to really ties those things together to boost tourist revenue," Poncy said.

The meeting was recorded and will be broadcast on Charlottesville public access television in the future.

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