The League of American Bicyclists recognized Moab City and Grand County with a silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award on Tuesday, May 14, joining 475 communities across the country in building better places for people to bike.
With the announcement of 39 new and renewing BFCs, Moab joins a team of communities that are transforming the American landscape and leading on livability measurements important to community members, a press release said.
“We applaud communities like Moab for making bicycling a safe, comfortable and convenient option for transportation and recreation,” said Bill Nesper, executive director of the League of American Bicyclists. “We are inspired by leaders who see bicycling as a way to build more vibrant, healthy, sustainable and connected communities and be a part of the solution to many complex public health and safety challenges faced at both the community and national levels.”
The League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly America program sets the standard for how communities evaluate their quality of life, sustainability and accessibility, while allowing them to benchmark progress toward making biking better.
The Silver BFC award recognizes Moab and Grand County’s commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investments in bike infrastructure, education programs, and promoting and encouraging bicycling through events and pro-bicycling policies.
More than 800 communities have applied for recognition by the Bicycle Friendly Community program.
The five levels of the BFC award — diamond, platinum, gold, silver and bronze, plus an honorable mention category — provide a clear incentive for communities to continuously improve.
Awarded communities must renew their status every four years to ensure that they not only maintain existing efforts, but also keep up with changing technology, national safety standards, and community-driven best practices. To learn more about the BFC program, visit bikeleague.org/community.
League of American Bicyclists recognizes Moab and Grand County
“We applaud communities like Moab for making bicycling a safe, comfortable and convenient option for transportation and recreation.”