Among its many distinctions, the Ville d’Eau Claire has acquired a reputation as a forward-looking community in terms of accessibility for cyclists and pedestrians. Now, for the second year, the City of Eau Claire Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee has presented awards to individuals, businesses and non-profit groups who strive to make the city and region more healthy and more livable thanks to the defense of cyclists and pedestrians. The recently announced Eau Claire Bicycle Pedestrian Community Service award recipients are:
• A business award was presented to Jamf, the software company with an office on Riverfront Terrace, for providing bicycle storage, changing rooms and loaner bikes for its employees. BPAC notes that Jamf also subsidizes public transportation and sponsors bike-friendly events in the Eau Claire area.
• In the non-profit category, the winner was CORBA (aka The Chippewa Off Road Bike Association) for the promotion of mountain biking, running, hiking and snowshoeing through acquisition, construction and maintenance of trails around the Chippewa Valley. They also sponsor a group of young mountain bikers and organize many events throughout the year.
• Pat Ivory, Retired Senior Planner for the Town of Eau Claire, was honored in the Individual category for working on the comprehensive plan for the town’s bikes and pedestrians, helping to guide the BPAC from its inception through. ‘upon retirement in 2020. Ivory has worked on Safe Routes to Schools and Eau Claire Complete Street Map. He also established Eau Claire as a friendly community for bronze level cyclists through the League of American Cyclists.
Learn more about the City of Eau Claire Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee by visiting eauclairewi.gov.