Congratulations, Provo! The League of American Bicyclists just announced their list of bicycle-friendly communities and we are on it for the first time ever!
Here’s what they have to say:
Across the U.S., bicycling is on the rise — thanks in part to cities like Provo, Utah taking steps to make riding safer and more comfortable for all residents. Today, the League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC) and Provo has been named a bronze-level BFC.
â€œWe are excited that Provo recognizes that simple steps to make biking safe and comfortable pay huge dividends in civic, community and economic development,â€ said League President Andy Clarke. â€œBicycling is more than a practical, cost-effective solution to many municipal challenges â€“ itâ€™s a way to make Provo a place where people donâ€™t just live and work, but thrive.â€
Gaining recognition as a bicycle-friendly community was no easy task, as we posted about previously. But, our efforts over the past few years have paid off.
The award will be officially presented at a City Council meeting and the Provo Bicycle Collective (49 North 1100 West #2) will host a Bike-Friendly Community Celebration and Open House on Friday, November 9th from 7-9 p.m. Members of the public are invited to come and learn about planned bicycle infrastructure, events, ways to get involved, and more. Please join us!
This is a big deal for Provo and we’re delighted with the news. Today, we’re going to celebrate! But, tomorrow, we need your help to keep the momentum going and make our city an even better place to ride. Let’s go for diamond-level recognition and become one of the best places in the U.S. to get around by bicycle.