13 communities recognized for their efforts to support the growing interest in cycling
TORONTO, May 4, 2021 /CNW/ – For more than a decade, Share the Road Cycling Coalition (STR) has been running the Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC) award program, which provides communities with a comprehensive roadmap to evaluate current conditions for cycling, and guidance to foster safe bikeable communities for all ages and abilities.
Today, STR and its partner, the Canadian Automobile Association, are pleased to announce 10 communities across Canada that have been awarded a new or higher BFC designation, and three communities that are being recognized with an honourable mention.
Silver awards go to:
Bronze awards go to:
Honourable mentions go to:
Interest in cycling has grown in Canada and around the world, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Retail stores are experiencing high demand for bikes, and many communities are working quickly to add temporary cycling infrastructure to accommodate the ever-increasing number of people out on bikes. With their demonstrated commitment to cycling, today’s BFC award-winners and honourable mention recipients are well-positioned to take advantage of this cycling enthusiasm. Their investments in Bicycle Master Plans, infrastructure to address gaps in cycling networks, and educational and outreach programming for residents have helped improve safety and will no doubt keep cycling rates up beyond the pandemic."We are delighted to be recognizing so many communities in this BFC award announcement," said Dr. Subha Ramanathan, Bicycle Friendly Communities Manager at STR. "Our recipient communities range in size from under 15,000 people to over 1 million, […]