The League of American Bicyclists, one of the top advocacy organizations in the U.S., presented their awards for new and returning Bike Friendly Communities this fall.
Several regional cities and counties were recognized.
Park City, Utah upped the ante and received a Gold Bike Friendly Community Award. They are now the top bike friendly community in Utah. Logan, Utah debuted with a Silver award.
Clark County, Nevada (which includes Las Vegas and Henderson) received a Bronze. East Placer County, California (North Lake Tahoe area) received a Bronze.
Prescott, Arizona earned a Bronze.
With the announcement of 65 new and renewing BFCs, these cities join a leading group of communities, in all 50 states, that are transforming our neighborhoods.
“We applaud these communities for making bicycling a safe and convenient option for transportation and recreation,” said Bill Nesper, Executive Director at the League of American Bicyclists. “We are encouraged by the growing number of leaders who see bicycling as a way to build more vibrant, healthy, sustainable and connected communities and be a part of the solution to many complex challenges faced at both the community and national levels. We look forward to continuing to work with these communities as we move closer to our mission of creating a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone.”
The BFC program is revolutionizing the way communities evaluate their quality of life, sustainability and transportation networks, while allowing them to benchmark their progress toward improving the ease of navigating by bicycle. With this impressive round, there are now over 400 BFCs in all 50 states.
“A bike ride or a walk on a beautiful street or trail while gazing across our beautiful valley is a key part of what makes living in Logan great. As we grow, we’re committed to celebrating that part of valley life by making sure that bicycling stays as safe, healthy, and as fun for us and our children as it has been for our grandparents. This recognition by the League of American Cyclists is a true feather in the cap of the city, and has been won thanks to quality leadership and hard work by Logan’s leadership, staff, and her community members.” said Craig Petersen, Logan City Mayor.
For a complete list of all BFC's, see bikeleague.org/sites/default/files/BFC_Fall_2017_Master_List.pdf
For more on how to work with your community to become a Bike Friendly Community, see bikeleague.org/community