Columbus Consolidated Government logo(Source: Columbus Consolidated Government) COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) – The League of American Bicyclists honored the efforts of Columbus to build better places for people to bike, by renewing the bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award first presented in 2014.
Columbus joins 506 communities across the country in the movement for safer streets, and better bicycling for everyone. The award recognizes Columbus for its commitment to creating transportation and recreational resources that benefit residents of all ages, and abilities while encouraging healthier and more sustainable transportation choices.
“When we build an America where bicycling is truly safer and easier for everyone, we are strengthening our nation’s economic vibrancy, environmental welfare, and mental and physical well-being. That’s why we’re proud to celebrate all of the new and renewing bicycle friendly communities in our movement to build a bicycle friendly America for everyone” 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 joining the League in raising the standard of what it means to be a bicycle friendly community.”
This round of awards includes 45 new and renewing awardees, joining a total of 506 current Bicycle Friendly Communities in all 50 states, including 12 in the state of Georgia. The bronze-level BFC award recognizes Columbus’s commitment to improving conditions for all people who bike through investments in bike education programs, regular bike events that promote and encourage people to choose biking, pro-bike policies, […]