Fall 2009 Bicycle Friendly Communities Announced

Bicycle Friendly CommunitiesThe League of American Bicyclists just announced their Fall 2009 honorees for Bicycle Friendly Communities, and a few new cities from our region have earned a coveted place on this prestigious list:

North Little Rock, Arkansas – Bronze

Breckenridge, Colorado – Silver

Iowa City, Iowa – Bronze

St. Louis, Missouri – Bronze

North Little Rock is the first city in Arkansas to be designated, and Iowa City and St. Louis are both the second in their states to be honored. Breckenridge is the 8th in Colorado.

Kansas is still sitting at two bicycle friendly communities — Lawrence and Shawnee — while Nebraska and Oklahoma each have one.

The Bicycle Friendly Communities program recognize communities for their efforts in promoting bicycling, and awards designations at four levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum (with Platinum being the most bicycle-friendly).

They join the existing regional member of this elite club:

Congratulations to all the new Bicycle Friendly Communities!

Read more from the League of American Bicyclists: Fall 2009 Bicycle Friendly Communities

Additional coverage: Iowa Bicycle Coalition, Missouri Bicycle Federation

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One response to “Fall 2009 Bicycle Friendly Communities Announced”

  1. Jeremy says:

    It’s good to see that Boulder is given the higest award. Their system of bike trails / paths makes biking their so much better than most places. I went to school there and really miss biking to school every day without any hassles.