For the fourth year in a row, Manhattan has been recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community!
In February, Manhattan applied for the League of American Bicyclists’ prestigious Bicycle Friendly Community award. It has long been a goal of this city to be a recognized leader for the work our transportation professionals and local citizens have put in over the years to make our community more accessible by bike. Today, we’re proud to continue to be part of the 482 communities across the United States that are transforming America one Bicycle Friendly Community at a time.
The League’s executive director, Bill Nesper, had this to say about our award, particularly at this time in our nation’s history:
“Across the country, we have seen so many Americans biking during the pandemic. It’s critical that there are communities like Manhattan taking the steps to make biking a safe, accessible option for people, whether they are commuting to essential jobs or looking for recreational options outside their homes. This award is the culmination of years of work put in by Manhattan and its citizen advocates for better biking. This award round, Manhattan joins 38 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Communities in the movement toward healthier, more sustainable and connected places. Our nation and the world is facing an acute public health crisis with long-term implications, and we’re proud that Manhattan and communities like it are embracing bicycling as a solution to our collective recovery.”
People across our community are biking more than ever, for commuting to essential jobs, trips to the store, and for recreation. The bronze-level BFC award recognizes Manhattan’s commitment to improving conditions for all people who bike through investments in bike education programs, bike events that promote and encourage people to choose biking, pro-bike policies, and bike infrastructure. We can’t wait for future events where we can all celebrate this award and our achievements for building a better community together.
Learn about bike routes and bike safety on the City’s website at https://cityofmhk.com/1070/Bicycle-and-Pedestrian