State makes progress for biking enthusiasts

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — West Virginia still has a steep hill to climb in terms of being one of the most bicycle-friendly states in the country, but it appears to be making some progress, according to new state-by-state rankings.

In its 2015 annual report released Monday, the League of American Bicyclists said West Virginia ranked 42nd among all states in terms of being bicycle-friendly, which is determined by a variety of factors. That’s hardly a great achievement, but it’s two notches up from the state’s placement in last year’s rankings and much better than being ranked last as the state was twice in the last eight years. In fact, it equals the best ranking the state has ever had in the league’s yearly assessments, according to a report in the Charleston Daily Mail.

Moving the needle upward for West Virginia this year was a law passed in 2014…

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