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Virginia Transportation Secretary Receives Bicycling Friendly Award

Virginia Secretary of Transportation Pierce Homer receives VBF's Bicycling Friendly Award. L to R: Jake Helmboldt, Ron Corio, Bud Vye, Pierce Homer, Champe Burnley, Sheryl Finucane.

Virginia Secretary of Transportation Pierce Homer receives VBF's Bicycling Friendly Award. L to R: Jake Helmboldt, Ron Corio, Bud Vye, Pierce Homer, Champe Burnley, Sheryl Finucane.

Following the ribbon cutting ceremony opening the Richmond section of the Virginia Capital Trail, the Virginia Bicycling Federation presented Secretary of Transportation Pierce Homer with VBF’s Bicycling Friendly Award.

Under the leadership of Secretary Homer, over $100 million in funds have been spent on bike and pedestrian facilities, including over $20 million in ARRA (Stimulus) funds.  Besides the Virginia Capital Trail, some major projects include the Dismal Swamp Trail, High Bridge Trail, and the Roanoke Greenway.

VBF commends Secretary Homer for his leadership, and prioritizing active transportation during these difficult economic times.

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