Carson City Re-designated a Bronze-Level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists
The League of American Bicyclists has re-designated Carson City with a Bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award, joining 464 recognized BFCs and nearly 100 Honorable Mention communities. With the support of Muscle Powered, Carson City continues to be part of a leading group of communities across all 50 states that are transforming places by creating a more vibrant destination for residents and visitors.
The BFC program is revolutionizing the way communities evaluate their quality of life, sustainability, and transportation networks, while allowing Carson City to benchmark our progress toward improving connectivity and bicycle infrastructure. Carson City’s ranking is based off of many factors, including the total bicycle network mileage, the presence of bicycle friendly laws and ordinances, and how well a community implements the Unified Pathways Master Plan, among others.
The Bronze level BFC award recognizes Carson City’s commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement, evaluation and planning. The City must renew its status every 4 years to demonstrate the continuation of keeping up with technology advancements and addressing national best practices and safety standards.
Since its inception, more than 1,000 distinct communities have applied and the five levels of the award – diamond, platinum, gold, silver and bronze – provide a clear incentive for communities to continuously improve. The League of American Bicyclists has provided the City with a Report Card that contains key steps for improving our designation in the future, available on the City’s website: Carson.org/Transportation