The town was recently designated a Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community for its pro-bicycling initiatives.
Folks in Avon want to ride their bicycles and a national bicycling organization last week named Avon a top-level community when it comes to the pastime. (Shutterstock) Town of Avon
AVON, CT — If you enjoy traversing Avon on two wheels instead of four, the town recently uveiled some good news regarding your favorite form of transportation/recreation.
The Town of Avon announced last week it was designated a Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists, a national bicycling organization. Find out what’s happening in Avonwith free, real-time updates from Patch.
As a result, Avon joins the ranks of more than 500 "bicycle friendly communities" across the country that are "united by their commitment to improving their transportation networks through investments in infrastructure, programs and policies that support and serve all users."
Avon is the 11th such community in Connecticut and the seventh in the immediate region alongside West Hartford, Simsbury, Canton, Farmington, Hartford and New Britain. Find out what’s happening in Avonwith free, real-time updates from Patch.
The town was previously awarded an "Honorable Mention" for its 2021 application.“When we build an America where bicycling is truly safer and easier for everyone, we are strengthening our nation’s economic vibrance, environmental welfare, and mental and physical well-being," said Bill Nesper, executive director of the League of American Bicyclists. “This round of awards is a testament to the community leaders and local bike advocates who are […]