April 14, 2011

News Release

For Immediate Release

Ozark Greenways Volunteer Honored at State Capital

Andy Cline, an MSU professor and local advocate for bicycling, was honored Monday, April 11, with the Distinguished Service Award from the Missouri Bicycle & Pedestrian Federation.

The awards are part of Bicycle and Pedestrian Day at the capital, when citizens from across the state visit their legislators to advocate for bike/ped issues in their own communities. Awards were presented under the rotunda at the Capitol in Jefferson City during the Bicycle and Pedestrian Day at the Capitol. The full list of award recipients are online: http://mobikefed.org/2011/04/capitol-day-2011-distinguished-service-award-winners-announced

"This may be the most diverse and influential group we have ever honored, and Andy stands out among them," said Brent Hugh, Executive Director of the Missouri Bicycle & Pedestrian Federation. "Andy has a passion for bicycling and his work has made a real difference in making Springfield and the state of Missouri a more bicycle-friendly place."

A bicycle has been Andy's main transportation for more than seven years and he actively works on projects that promote bicycling and walking in Springfield. He's an Associate Professor of Journalism at MSU, writes the Carbon Trace weblog about cycling and walking as transportation, and has written a book about cycling.

He is a dedicated member of Ozark Greenways' Sustainable Transportation Advocacy Committee, and also serves on Springfield's Bicycle/Pedestrian Committee and the Committee for Springfield's Strategic Plan 2010. He was named Ozark Greenways Member of the year in 2009.

For more information, contact: Terry Whaley, Executive Director, Ozark Greenways, (417) 840-9756 mobile / 864-2014 office, terry@ozarkgreenways.org OR Brent Hugh, Executive Director, Missouri Bicycle & Pedestrian Federation, (816) 695-6736 / director@mobikefed.org

Ozark Greenways–P.O. Box 50733–Springfield, MO 65805–(417) 864-2015–www.ozarkgreenways.org