Grand Junction named bike-friendly community

The League of American Bicyclists has recognized the City of Grand Junction with a bronze-level Bicycle-Friendly Community (BFC) award.

With the announcement of 42 new and renewing BFCs, Grand Junction joins a group of 350 communities across the United States.

“This recognition is timely with the recent re-establishment of the Urban Trails Committee as an advisory board to the city council on active transportation, the emphasis on funding safe toutes to school projects and the city signing onto the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Mayor’s Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets,” said Julie Sabin, co-chair of the Urban Trails Committee. “The designation recognizes all the great trails and bikeways we’ve established over the years and gives us some additional goals to work toward.”   

The BFC program offers communities a benchmark against which to measure their progress toward improving their bicycle-friendliness. The bronze-level award recognizes the city’s commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, educational programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies.

“We applaud this new round of communities for investing in a more sustainable future for the country and a healthier future for their residents and beyond,” said Andy Clarke, President of the League of American Bicyclists.