provided to The Santiva Chronicle
The League of American Bicyclists, on Tuesday, May 30, renewed the City of Sanibel’s Gold-level designation for the Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award. The City of Sanibel joins 506 communities across the country in the movement for safer streets and better bicycling for everyone. The award recognizes Sanibel for its commitment to creating transportation and recreational resources that benefit its residents of all ages and abilities while encouraging healthier and more sustainable transportation choices.
The League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly America program sets the standard for how communities build and benchmark progress toward making biking better. Earlier this year, the League made major updates to add and integrate equity and accessibility into the program’s application and emphasize the importance of building and connecting low-speed and low-stress bike networks.
This round of awards includes 45 new and renewing awardees (including Sanibel), joining a total of 506 current Bicycle Friendly Communities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The Gold-level BFC award recognizes Sanibel’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, and bike infrastructure.
To learn more about the BFC program, visit bikeleague.org/community.