Contact: Eric Bracke
City of Greeley, Department of Public Works
The City of Greeley Named a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists
Washington, D.C. – As bicycling continues to grow in popularity, leaders in cities across the country, like The City of Greeley, are embracing the environmental, financial and quality of life benefits that come with a population that likes to ride. Today, the League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC) and the City Greely has been named a Bronze Level BFC.
“We are inspired when we see places like Greeley making bicycling safer and more convenient,” said Andy Clarke, President of the League of American Bicyclists. “We know that investment will be returned many times over in the health, environmental, transportation, and quality of life benefits of a thriving, attractive community.”
The BFC program is transforming the way communities evaluate their quality of life, sustainability and transportation networks, while allowing them to benchmark their progress toward improving their bicycle-friendliness. With this impressive round, there are now 259 BFCs in 47 states across America. The Bronze Level BFC award recognizes Greeley’s commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies.
“Over the past few years, the Department of Public Works has made great strides in providing more infrastructure for biking, such as road diets and bike lanes, as well as providing more educational opportunities, such as www.greeleybikes.com
to encourage folks to start riding. In the next few years, our hope is to increase our efforts and achieve an even higher rating from the League”, said Eric Bracke, City Traffic Engineer.
The BFC program provides a roadmap to building a Bicycle Friendly Community and the application itself has become a rigorous and an educational tool in itself. Since its inception, more then 500 distinct communities have applied and the five levels of the award – diamond, platinum, gold, silver and bronze – provide a clear incentive for communities to continuously improve.
To apply or learn more about the free BFC program, visit bikeleague.org/community.
About the Bicycle Friendly America Program
The Bicycle Friendly Community, Bicycle Friendly State, Bicycle Friendly Business and Bicycle Friendly University programs are generously supported by program partner Trek Bicycle. To learn more about building a Bicycle Friendly America, visit http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/bicyclefriendlyamerica/
The League of American Bicyclists promotes bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation, and works through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America. The League represents the interests of America's 57 million bicyclists, including its 300,000 members and affiliates. For more information or to support the League, visit www.bikeleague.org
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