Friday was National Bike to Work Day and the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge served to showcase the notion.
The mayors of Council Bluffs, Bellevue and Omaha met at the bridge to kick things off. The event encourages people to leave their cars at home and pedal to work.
All three mayors took time to pitch riding in their communities
Omaha’s Jean Stothert said, “We now have over 400 public bike racks around the city and more on the way. Omaha B-Cycle has added four new stations downtown including one right outside my office."
Bellevue Mayor Rita Sanders told the gathering, “Bellevue has come north to the College World Series, now we want to see Omaha come south to the Air Show."
Matt Walsh of Council Bluffs added, “We have tens of miles, some great bike shops. Please come over to enjoy Council Bluffs and have a great day today."
This is the eighth year for Bike to Work.