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The League of American Bicyclists has honored 30 Fayetteville businesses for their efforts to encourage a more welcoming atmosphere for employees and customers who ride bicycles.
The count puts Fayetteville at No. 6 nationally for total Bicycle Friendly Businesses.
Though the program, businesses are recognized at the bronze, silver, gold and platinum levels.
League of American Bicyclists
As part of the league’s Spring 2021 list, the City of Fayetteville received a silver designation, up from its previous level of bronze. The city’s Sustainability Department offices were awarded a separate platinum designation, which is the highest level of recognition in the program.
“As one of the largest employers in our community, it is extremely important that the City of Fayetteville encourages our employees to use sustainable healthy transportation, such as bicycling,” said Dane Eifling, the city’s mobility coordinator. “More people bicycling to work means fewer cars on the roads and a healthier work force to serve our city.”
The league currently lists 1,425 Bicycle Friendly Businesses nationwide, including government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, bike shops and other employers.
A list of Fayetteville businesses that received the designation this year is included below.
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Fayetteville Bicycle-Friendly Businesses
City of Fayetteville Sustainability Department Offices
City of Fayetteville
Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce
Fayetteville Public Library
Pack Rat Outdoor Center
Specialized Real Estate Group
Bio-Tech Pharmacal, Inc.
Clinton House Museum
Dirty Apron BakeHouse
Einstein Bros. Bagels
Fairfield Inn & Suites
Fossil Cove Brewing Co.
Hampton Inn and Suites
Maurice Jennings + Walter Jennings Architects
Mount Sequoyah Center, Inc.
Ozark Natural Foods
Prime Real Estate & Development
Puritan Coffee and Beer
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Tesla redefined electric cars in 2012 when it launched its high-end Model S with a sleek design and long driving range, and CEO Elon Musk said the new version, the Model S Plaid, was designed for a future where cars drove themselves.
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The model is “faster than any Porsche, safer than any Volvo,” said Musk, wearing a black leather jacket, after he drove the Model S Plaid down a test track onto the stage.
The launch of the Model S Plaid, which has already been showcased online, has faced delay and some controversy over an expected airplane-style yoke steering wheel.
Musk canceled another variant, Model S Plaid+, which would have had a 33 percent higher driving range than the Model S Plaid and used advanced battery technology, known as 4680 cells.
The Model S Plaid accelerates from 0 to 60 mph (97 kph) in 1.99 seconds and has an estimated driving range of 390 miles (628 km).
While it offers little change in body style, the Plaid charges faster at Tesla supercharger stations, has a roomier back seat and an improved entertainment system.