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Biking With A Purpose

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Infrastructure and cultural norms are two keys to making Vermont bike-friendly, say bike advocates.

The return of warm weather has a lot of Vermonters pumping up the tires and checking the chains on their bicycles. But bikes are more than just recreational vehicles: many people rely on bicycles as their mode of transportation. We talk about the accessibility of bike commuting, and the roadblocks that keep some people from getting on their bikes with Emily Boedecker, executive director of the bike and pedestrian advocacy group Local Motion.

Do you have a bike-friendly lifestyle? Tell us about your experiences below or vermontedition@vpr.net.

Also in the program, Burlington's plan to alleviate a housing crunch.  Seven Days reporter Alicia Freese explains Mayor Miro Weinberger's 17-point plan to increase affordable housing and revamp teh approval process for new housing developments.

Broadcast live on Tues., April 14, 2015 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.