24 more cities are now Bicycle Friendly Communities

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The League of American Bicyclists designated two dozen new Bicycle Friendly Communities on Monday, raising the number of such communities to 214 in 47 states.

In addition, the League renewed the bicycle friendly status of 25 communities, raising 8 of them to a higher level. Fourteen cities received honorable mentions.

[Several communities in Washington state were honored: Snohomish and Tacoma joined the bike friendly list at the bronze level, and Port Townsend and Vancouver had renewals.]

League President Andy Clarke is quoted:

“We aren’t surprised that this was the largest number of new and renewing applicants that we’ve ever had. The popularity of this program is clear evidence that simple steps to make bicycling safe and comfortable pay huge dividends in civic, community and economic development.”

While the bicycle-friendly designations and renewals took place across the US, the western mountain states seemed to have the most success.

Aspen and Gunnison entered the list at the silver level. Among the renewals, Durango, Colo., and Missoula, Mont., moved up to the gold levels.

Also moving up to the next level — silver — were Arcata and Long Beach, Calif., Charlottesville, Vir.., Longmont, Colo., Park City, Utah, and Port Townsend, Wash.

Congratulations to all the cities were honored for this achievement, and happy riding to cyclists who live there.

Here are the lists:

New Bicycle Friendly Communities

Aspen, CO – Silver
Gunnison, CO – Silver
Alameda, CA – Bronze
Arlington, VA – Bronze
Asheville, NC – Bronze
Cedar Rapids, IA – Bronze
Cincinnati, OH – Bronze
Columbus, IN – Bronze
Cottonwood, AZ – Bronze
Fort Wayne, IN – Bronze
Frederick, MD – Bronze
Greater Mankato, MN – Bronze
Lewes, DE – Bronze
Lincoln, NE – Bronze
Manhattan, KS – Bronze
Morgantown, WV – Bronze
Napa, CA – Bronze
Redding, CA – Bronze
Snohomish, WA – Bronze
South Windsor, CT – Bronze
State College, PA – Bronze
Summit Cty, CO – Bronze
Tacoma,  WA – Bronze
University Heights, IA – Bronze


Durango, CO – Gold*
Jackson & Teton County, WY – Gold
Missoula, MT – Gold*
San Francisco, CA – Gold
Tucson- East Pima County AZ -Gold
Arcata, CA – Silver *
Charlottesville, VA – Silver *
Chicago, IL – Silver
Colorado Springs, CO – Silver
Long Beach, CA – Silver*
Longmont, CO – Silver*
Park City, UT Silver*
Port Townsend, WA – Silver*
Arvada, CO – Bronze
Auburn, CA – Bronze
Billings, MT – Bronze
Cary,NC – Bronze
Lawrence, KS – Bronze
Oxford, MS – Bronze
Roanoke, VA – Bronze
Schaumburg,IL – Bronze
Sitka, AK – Bronze
Spartanburg, SC – Bronze
Sunnyvale, CA – Bronze
Vancouver, WA – Bronze

* Achieved higher level in review

Honorable mentions

Annapolis, MD; Boone, NC; Culver City, CA; Detroit, MI; Dublin, CA; Elmhurst, IL; Huntington, WV; Middleton, WI; Monroe County, IN; Montavello, AL; Newton, MA; Pueblo, CO; Salem, MA; West Des Moines, IA

Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/05/14/24-more-cities-are-now-bicycle-friendly-communities/

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  1. Siskiyou County has been very active in the past few years in promoting bicycling in our beautiful area of Northern California. There are many bicycling events in Mt. Shasta and Yreka areas and also Scott Vally and Happy Camp.

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