The League of American Bicyclists just announced their Fall 2012 honorees for Bicycle Friendly Communities, and a few new cities from our region have cause to celebrate, having become one of the 28 new and 19 renewing Bicycle Friendly Communities:
Bentonville, Arkansas – Bronze
Castle Rock, Colorado – Bronze
Lee’s Summit, Missouri – Bronze
Stillwater, Oklahoma – Bronze
The Bicycle Friendly Communities program recognize communities for their efforts in promoting bicycling, and awards designations at five levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond (with Diamond being the most bicycle-friendly).
Congratulations to all the new Bicycle Friendly Communities!
Although no Kansas communities were added or renewed this round, Kansas currently has three Bicycle Friendly Communities: Lawrence, Manhattan, and Shawnee, all at the Bronze level. In Fall 2011, Leawood made the “Honorable Mention” list.
Read more from the League of American Bicyclists: New Bicycle Friendly Communities Announced!
Additional coverage: Missouri Bicycle Federation