The Atlantic Cities looks at RVA’s move to become more bicycle-friendly:
There are a number of ways to encourage a bicycle commuting culture in a city that has never had much of one. Bike-share programs are a good start. Cities can also paint new bike lanes, install bike-parking infrastructure or celebrate Bike to Work Day. Sending the mayor to work on a bike is also a good call.
And then there’s this idea: Bring one of the world’s largest international cycling competitions to town, and see if that doesn’t transform the place.