League of American Bicyclists announces 18 new Bike-Friendly Communities

The League of American Bicyclists‘ Bicycle Friendly Communities program added 18 new cities to its roster, and promoted several to higher status. 

Joining the program as Bronze Memebers for the first time were:

  • Baltimore, Md.
  • Carbondale, Colo.
  • Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • Charleston, S.C.
  • Concord, N.H.
  • Durham, N.C.
  • Fayetteville, Ark.
  • Golden, Colo.
  • Gresham, Ore.
  • Houghton, Mich.
  • Huntington Beach, Calif.
  • Knoxville, Tenn.
  • Menolo Park, Calif. 
  • Oakland, Calif. 
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Sanibel, Fla. 
  • Santa Clara, Calif. 
  • South Bend, Ind. 

Moving up the ranks were Dever, Colo., Bloomington, Ind., and Carrboro, N.C. which each moved from Bronze to Silver. 

The Bicycle Friendly Community program was created to encourage and reward communities that make a dedicated commitment to promoting cycling.  

The League also introduced it’s new Bicycle Friendly University program, which will designate universities that promote healthy lifestyles, alternative transportation and, of course, bicycling. 

There are now 158 Bicycle Friendly Communities in 43 states, and there have been more than 400 applicants. 

 

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