Healthy Built Environment

Posted on: November 29, 2016

Lawrence honored as Bronze Rank Bicycle Friendly Community

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The City of Lawrence has been honored again as a Bronze Rank Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) by the American League of Bicyclists! 

The Bronze level BFC award recognizes Lawrence’s commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies. Lawrence-Douglas County Bicycle Advisory Committee members prepared the application using data collected from bike/pedestrian counts, safety material, outreach efforts and lane mileage. 

This year’s application featured Lawrence’s completion of a number of projects that will form the Lawrence Loop, bicycle education provided by Lawrence’s League Certified Cycling instructors, bicycle safety education at local elementary schools and the recent commitment in the city budget for bicycling and pedestrian infrastructure improvements. 

Lawrence now has 16 miles of bike lanes, 9 miles of shared-lane markings (sharrows), 39 miles of signed bike routes and 45 miles of paved shared use paths.

To read Lawrence's Community Report Card, click here. For more on the report card, click here.

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