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|CHICAGO Cheap Cameron Wake Jersey , May 28 (Xinhua) -- Over 21,000 cyclists flocked to Chicago's iconic Lake Shore Drive on Sunday for the 16th annual MB Bike the Drive, the only event in which the city closes down one of the most trafficked streets for thirty miles of safe, family-friendly biking.
The event also includes a free festival in Butler Field with live music, food, and fun.
The event punctuates the recent distinction of Chicago as the nation's number one bike-friendly city by Bicycling Magazine, a significant improvement from tenth place in 2010. Chicago has over one hundred miles of buffered and protected bike lanes and the second largest bike share program in the United States.
"In Chicago you get around so easily. We could just drop these bikes off in whatever spot Cheap Mike Pouncey Jersey , go into a store, and do whatever we need to do. It's amazing! I don't have this in Kansas City, so I think it' s cool. You can see so much of the city in a short amount of time," Laura Vanderwei told Xinhua.
MB Bike the Drive is the largest fundraiser supporting Chicago's Active Transportation Alliance. The Active Trans organization works with the City of Chicago to develop projects related to biking. Supported by 7,000 members and 1,000 volunteers, the organization works to build a movement around active transportation Cheap Reshad Jones Jersey , encouraging physical activity, increasing safety, and building a world class transportation network.
"It's good to get people out and active and to see a different perspective of the city. We hadn't gotten our bikes out yet, this was the first nice day to do it," said local bike rider Charles Smunt. He and his wife plan to return to the event next year.
"On our next ride we're hoping to go further, see more scenery," Roshanda Smunt told Xinhua.
With most riders starting between 5:30 am and 7:00 am. Cheap Ndamukong Suh Jersey , roads begin opening up around 11 a.m., allowing Memorial Day Weekend visitors and traffic to return flowing normally. MB Bike the Drive will return next year to kick off another Summer in Chicago.
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BEIJING, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- By the end of this year, the 19 impoverished households, most of whom include people with physical or mental disabilities, in a remote village in northwest China, will be lifted out of poverty thanks to government assistance.
Through heavy investment in infrastructure Cheap Byron Maxwell Jersey , financial support for animal husbandry and agriculture, some 177 families, or about one quarter of the Zengjipan village in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, have already been lifted above the poverty line, said Zhu Yuguo, a delegate to the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and village Party chief.
The ongoing congress has reaffirmed the nation's target to eliminate poverty in 2020 to achieve its goal of a moderately prosperous society. At the end of last year, China had 43 million impoverished people living in rural areas Cheap Jay Cutler Jersey , after 55 million people were lifted above the poverty line from 2012 to 2016.
Despite difficulties, a number of congress delegates from impoverished areas across the country have expressed their confidence in accomplishing the target.
"With favorable Party and local government policies, our villagers have worked hard and now have much improved lives," said Zhu. "The residents sincerely thank the Party for the great changes over the past few years."
Zhu said that previously the village had rough roads, no nearby drinking water sources, suffered frequent droughts and villagers were very poor.
Now, residents have new homes Cheap Jarvis Landry Jersey , paved roads, tap water, community centers and money in their pockets. The per capita income reached 8,200 yuan (1,240 U.S. dollars) last year, compared with just 2,400 yuan in 2010.
"It's encouraging that the Party has a consistent policy to tackle poverty. Some 500 Cheap Dan Marino Jersey ,000 people are still living in poverty in my city," said Liu Xuerong, Party chief of Huanggang City in Hubei Province and delegate to the congress.
This year, nearly 180,000 people are expected to be lifted out of poverty in Huanggang.
"Financial assistance plays a crucial role," Liu said. By the end of September, the city's outstanding loans for poverty relief increased by nearly 40 percent year on year to 16.3 billion yuan. Special insurance has been made available for farmers who make a living by raising goats or other livestock Cheap Jay Ajayi Jersey , or growing crops such as tea, ginger or Chinese yams.
"Eliminating poverty is a vital step for the country to achieve socialist modernization. In Huanggang, we have confidence in this," Liu said.
Poverty alleviation efforts will continue the momentum in Tibet Autonomous Region to ensure the region does not fall behind in the national endeavor to build a moderately prosperous society, said Norbu Dondrup, vice chairman of the regional government and delegate to the CPC congress.
At the end of 2016, Tibet had 442 Wholesale Miami Dolphins Hats ,000 people living below the national poverty line out of a total population of about 3.2 million.
The government will help herders and farmers develop businesses. Children from poor families will receive subsidized college education, and the government will help young graduates find jobs and start businesses so they can support their families, according to the delegate.
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