Shawnee renewed its bronze-level BFC status, while Leawood earned an “honorable mention” from the League.
There are currently three Bicycle Friendly Communities in Kansas: Lawrence, Manhattan, and Shawnee, all at the Bronze level.
In Fall 2011, Leawood made the “Honorable Mention” list (so it hasn’t moved up over the last 4 years). Other Kansas Honorable Mentions include Topeka in Spring 2013 and Wichita in Spring 2015.
Regionally, a few new cities from our region have cause to celebrate, having become one of the 55 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Communities:
- Breckenridge, CO: Gold
- Steamboat Springs, CO: Gold
- Bettendorf, IA: Bronze
- Conway, AR: Bronze
- Northwest Arkansas – Benton and Washington Counties: Bronze
- Omaha, NE: Bronze
- St. Louis, MO: Bronze
- Le Mars, IA: Honorable Mention
- Marion, IA: Honorable Mention
See complete list: Fall 2015 Bicycle Friendly Community Awards and Honorable Mentions