The League of American Bicyclists today announced that Baton Rouge has been awarded a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community designation for its commitment to bicycling.
Four years ago, Baton Rouge became the first Louisiana city ever to be recognized as Bicycle Friendly Community, and today’s announcement extends that designation until 2017.
“We are inspired when we see places like Baton Rouge making bicycling safer and more convenient,” said Andy Clarke, President of the League of American Bicyclists. “We know that investment will be returned many times over in the health, environmental, transportation, and quality of life benefits of a thriving, attractive community.”
Clark said the bronze-level designation was awarded to Baton Rouge after a careful review of the city-parish’s application and consulting with local cyclists.
With today’s announcement, there are now 259 Bicycle Friendly Communities in 47 states across America, Clark said. The bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community award recognizes Baton Rouge’s commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies.
About the Bicycle Friendly America Program
The Bicycle Friendly Community, Bicycle Friendly State, Bicycle Friendly Business and Bicycle Friendly University programs are generously supported by program partner Trek Bicycle. To learn more about building a Bicycle Friendly America, visit http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/bicyclefriendlyamerica/
The League of American Bicyclists promotes bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation, and works through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America. The League represents the interests of America's 57 million bicyclists, including its 300,000 members and affiliates. For more information or to support the League, visit www.bikeleague.org.
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