Congratulations to our friends in NEW BRITAIN, NEW HAVEN, and SIMSBURY!
Connecticut now has two more Bike Friendly Communities! New Britain and New Haven are newly ordained BFCs at the Bronze level, while Simsbury earned an upgrade from Bronze to Silver. Connecticut's other BFCs include South Windsor, Farmington and West Hartford.
From the League of American Bicyclists' Announcement:
69 Million Americans Now Live in a BFC Today the League of American Bicyclists announced 55 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC). With this new round, 69 million people live in a Bicycle Friendly Community as the program extends to all 50 states.
These new awardees join a leading group of more than 325 communities in all 50 states that are improving health, safety and quality of life in cities and towns nationwide.
● Click here to view the list of all Bicycle Friendly Communities
● Click here to view the list of Honorable Mentions
“Visionary community leaders are recognizing the real-time and long term impact that a culture of bicycling can create,” said Andy Clarke, President of the League of American Bicyclists. “We applaud this new round of communities for investing in a more sustainable future for the country and a healthier future for their residents and beyond.”
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 than 800 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 BFC program, visit www.bikeleague.org/community.
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