Friday, August 12, 2011

Want to be a Bicycle Friendly Community?

Do you think your community is bicycle friendly? Are you curious about what it takes to be among the most bike-friendly cities like Boulder, Portland and Davis, CA?

Currently there are but five Missouri communities that have Bicycle Friendly recognition from the League of American Bicyclists. These are Columbia (silver), Kansas City, Springfield and St. Louis (all bronze). Lee's Summit got an Honorable Mention nod. These communities went through a process of self-evaluation of how supportive they are when it comes to getting around on two wheels.

Often policy, infrastructure and practices that support bicycling mutually reinforce the walking and wheeling environment.

Check out who is on the list of Bicycle Friendly Communities. Then check out the process on how to get started. Even if there is very little now in your community in terms of bicycle lanes, racks and Livable Streets policy look on the bright side: you can only get better!

See you in the streets,

No comments:

Post a Comment