NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee has been recognized as the second bike friendliest state in the Southeast.
That's according to the League of American Bicyclists that recently released its latest Bicycle Friendly States ranking.
Tennessee placed 17th nationally this year, up from last year's ranking of 26.
Transportation Department Commissioner John Schroer says the network of bike lanes across the state is growing and he plans to continue dedicating funding for programs such as Safe Routes to School.
Tennessee's ranking was based on a number of key indicators, including infrastructure and enforcement of bicycle friendly laws that increase safety for riders of all ages.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.