2016 Extraordinary Bike Professional Award Winners

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2016 Extraordinary Bike Professional Award Winners

At the end of May, we recognized some amazing people in the region who have helped make cycling safe and accessible for everyone.  Now that things have calmed down a bit, we wanted to take a moment and introduce you to them.  First up, our Extraordinary Bicycle Professional award winners: Kali Casper and Anne McClung.

KaliKasper_Ann_2016NRV_01For 8 years, RIDE Solutions has been recognizing individuals in our service area who are improving opportunities for cycling as transportation.

The 2016 Bike Professional Award goes to Anne McClung, Director of Planning and Building, and Kali Casper, Comprehensive Planner. Anne and Kali were nominated by Beth Lohman for their efforts in bringing the Bicycle Master Plan to completion as staff liaisons to the Town Corridor Committee. The Committee had been working on the plan for over four years – on a volunteer basis – when Anne and Kalie joined the effort and brought their professional planning expertise to bear on the project. Because of their work, including Anne’s ability to allocate the resources needed to make this happen and Kali’s dedication to completing the plan narrative and data analysis, the plan was complete and brought before Council for approval within two years.

Beth Lohman noted in her nomination, “We owe Anne and Kali a great deal of thanks for helping us finally realize the implementation of a Bicycle Master Plan in Blacksburg.”

We’re pleased to recognize their work, brought to our attention through this nomination from a Blacksburg resident. Congratulations, ladies!

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