Local Props

Our hometown of Roseville, CA recently received a “Bicycle Friendly Community” designation from the League of American Bicyclists. The designation is awarded to communities with a record of promoting cycling in five categories: education, engineering, enforcement, encouragement, and evaluation. Only communities with established records in two or more of the five categories receive awards. Since its inception in 2003, the League has given awards to 96 out of the 245 communities that applied. Platinum, gold, silver, and bronze awards are given twice each year (Roseville received a bronze). City officials will be scheduling an event this fall to celebrate the award.

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2 Responses to “Local Props”

  • Darryl says:

    Congratulations to Roseville!

    May the reward inspire more ideas from the city elders. Cycling is more than just a temporary feel good “green” activity. Cycling is money in the bank, for municipalities (or more succinctly, taxspayer’s wallet), developers, realtors, and chambers of commerce in long term because cycling facilities are less expensive to develop and maintain than automotive facilities. And cycling attracts upscale riders as well as those on a budget.

    DJ
    Madison, WI

  • Alan says:

    @Darryl

    Thanks Darryl! We’re fortunate to have a full-time Bikeway Planner on the City staff, which I think makes a tremendous difference in getting cyclists’ priorities brought forward. I’m hoping to see the City’s designation upgraded to silver, gold, or platinum when we’re up for review again in 4 years.

    Regards,
    Alan

 
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