Today, the League of American Bicyclists honored the efforts of Calvert City to build better places for people to bike with a Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award.
The League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly America program sets the standard for how communities build and benchmark progress toward making biking better. The League strives to provide continual updates to the application as part of our commitment to help communities raise their standards for safety, equity, and accessibility.
This round of awards includes 58 new and renewing awardees, joining a total of 480 current Bicycle Friendly Communities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The Bronze BFC award recognizes Calvert City’s commitment to improving conditions for all people who bike through investments in bike education programs, regular bike events that promote and encourage people to choose biking, pro-bike policies, and bike infrastructure.
As part of our commitment to be a great place to live and thrive, Calvert City applied for the League of American Bicyclists’ prestigious Bicycle Friendly Community award. It has long been a goal of this city to have a best-in-class transportation system that serves everyone who lives and visits our community, and that includes building a community more accessible by bike.
Calvert City, Lexington, and Louisville are the three Kentucky cities with a designation as a Bicycle Friendly Community. “We’re proud to be a part of the 480 communities across the United States that are transforming America, one Bicycle Friendly Community at a time. Calvert City offers a rural community feel with big city amenities and this designation is wonderful news for us and will continue to fuel us moving forward,” said Blair Travis, director of marketing, communications, and business development for Calvert City.
“Today, we celebrate 58 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Communities that exemplify an ongoing commitment to make bicycling safe, comfortable, and accessible to all,” said Bill Nesper, executive director of the League of American Bicyclists. “This round of awards is a testament to the dedication of the growing network of changemakers who with the League are raising the standard of what it means to be a Bicycle Friendly Community.”
“Embracing this title signifies not only a commitment to sustainable transportation but also reflects our vision for a healthier, more connected vibrate future. The leaders, residents, and businesses of Calvert City have been integral to this achievement, fostering an environment where cycling is not just a mode of transportation but a way of life,” said Mayor Colburn.
Learn more about the League’s Bicycle Friendly Community program at bikeleague.org/community.
About the League of American Bicyclists
The League of American Bicyclists leads the national movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. With a history dating to 1880, the League is committed to engaging diverse communities and building a powerful, unified voice for change around protecting and promoting bicyclists’ rights. Learn more at www.bikeleague.org.