The League of American Bicyclists has renewed the City of Bath’s designation as a Bicycle Friendly Community at the Bronze level. This decision involved careful review of Bath’s application and supplemental materials, as well as consultation with local cyclists and bike advocates. This award is presented only to communities with strong commitments to bicycling.
“Biking has the power to strengthen our nation economically, environmentally and socially and we are proud to continue honoring those who have laid the groundwork over several years to make biking a safe, accessible option for all,” said Bill Nesper, executive director of the League of American Bicyclists. “We are at a pivotal point in the movement to build a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone as we head into a year that could be transformational for investments in better biking and we’re grateful to have these 57 places making it possible for more people in their community to safely and easily choose bikes.”
“The City of Bath continues to make progress in making Bath a safer and more enjoyable city to walk and ride bikes,” said Tim Blair, Chair of the Bath Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee. “With our Complete Streets Policy in place and a city staff committed to ongoing improvements, we are working hard to meet the growing demands of residents who want to use active transportation. Receiving this acknowledgement from The League of American Bicyclists is a good indicator of the city’s efforts and also serves as an inspiration to continue this important work.”
The League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly Community awards reflect local leaders’ ongoing work to build better places to bike and evaluate those efforts as part of a national movement. Each of the five levels of the Bicycle Friendly Community award – diamond, platinum, gold, silver, and bronze, plus an honorable mention category – provide a clear path for communities to continuously improve. Visit bikeleague.org/community to learn more about the BFC program.