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PAT gives awards to bike/pedestrian advocates

PRESCOTT - The Prescott Alternative Transportation organization recently announced a number of awards to recognize individuals, businesses, and organizations that have a commitment to supporting a bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly community.

Among the awards:

• Individuals - Charlene Craig, for volunteering to help design maps and fliers, ongoing financial support, and helping with the Greenways Trails; and Derek Brownlee, an avid longtime bicycle commuter and member of the Prescott Bicycle Advisory Committee.

• Businesses - Epic Rides, for helping to turn Prescott into a mountain bike destination through the creation and expansion of the Whiskey Row Off-Road Endurance Race; and Ironclad Bicycles, for long providing free office space for PAT's operations and for ongoing financial support.

• Organizations - Mile High Middle School, the first school to join in piloting PAT's Safe Routes to School program; and Prescott Cycling Club, for getting people out on their bikes as often as possible.

Government - Cat Moody, GIS specialist at the city, who has created maps for use in PAT's Safe Routes to School grant applications; Steve Gaber, city community planner who has worked on updating the city's Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan for the past year; Ian Mattingly, who sits on both the Transportation Coordinating Committee and PBAC and has contributed insight into finding solutions for bike and pedestrian improvements throughout the city; and Robert Luzius, current City Councilman, who understands the benefits of accommodating all travelers on local roadways.