Bike Provo announced today that for the first time ever Provo has been included on the League of American Bicyclists’ list of bike-friendly communities.
The league notes that cities like Provo are helping the US become a more bike-friendly nation, and that biking plays an important role in civic, community, and economic development. Bike Provo further notes that,
Gaining recognition as a bicycle-friendly community was no easy task, as we posted about previously. But, our efforts over the past few years have paid off.
The award will be officially presented at a City Council meeting and the Provo Bicycle Collective (49 North 1100 West #2) will host a Bike-Friendly Community Celebration and Open House on Friday, November 9th from 7-9 p.m. Members of the public are invited to come and learn about planned bicycle infrastructure, events, ways to get involved, and more. Please join us!
Bike Provo and the league aren’t kidding when they emphasize the importance of biking, as I’ve written before. For more information on this topic, click the “biking” category on the right side of this page. And in any case, cyclists and non-cyclists alike should applaud Provo’s addition to the list of bike-friendly cities.