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CCB to unveil new bike maps this Saturday at Market

Champaign County Bikes (CCB) will be distributing new 2014 editions of the Champaign-Urbana-Savoy Bike Guide and Map beginning Saturday, August 3 at the Urbana Market at the Square, according to a press release

Also from the press release: “Map distribution will begin at the Urbana’s Market at the Square Saturday Aug 3 beginning at 7 a.m. A press conference discussing the many new features of the map and further celebrating the bronze level bicycle friendly community status of both cities, the University, and several businesses will take place at 9 a.m. at the entrance of the Market.” The maps will soon be available at locations throughout C-U(-S?).

The map (below) uses blue dots and lines to indicate suggested bicycling routes. Another excerpt from the press release:

Where the bike map breaks new ground, however, is by also providing useful information about our community’s busier streets that some cyclists may wish to use for faster travel or when their departure or destination is located on a commercial street with more traffic. Yellow is used to indicate streets with moderate traffic volume and orange shows higher traffic streets. Three-lane and multilane streets are also indicated on the map. Some experienced cyclists prefer moderate traffic, multilane streets for cycling, such as University Avenue and Church Street in west Champaign, and the map shows where these can be found.

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