Hearty congratulations are in order for the Township of West Windsor, which received a “Bronze” level Bicycle Friendly Community award today from the League of American Bicyclists. This is the first time a New Jersey municipality received such an honor. West Windsor’s years of hard work has certainly paid off, and their new award is well deserved.
The League of American Bicyclists is a non-profit group dedicated to promoting the rights of cyclists. This past spring they ranked New Jersey the fifth-most bike-friendly state in the union, behind Washington, Maine, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. The complete list of state rankings can be found at bikeleague.org/states. The League’s Bicycle Friendly America program evaluates states, communities, colleges, and businesses. The program is a great resource for groups to measure current conditions, to get recognion for their work and to receive hands-on assistance to create even more safe and welcoming places for cycling.
Until recently, the Eastern United States has had very few silver-level Bicycle Friendly Communities and no gold‐level BFCs, but that’s beginning to change. In this latest round of awards, the League of American Bicyclists gave Boston, New York City, and Washington, D.C. silver BFC designations. The cities are now competing to be the first to earn gold.
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