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League of American Bicyclists article about Ann Arbor

As I posted last year, the League of American Bicyclists recently designated Ann Arbor as a Gold-level Bicycle Friendly Community. Ann Arbor is the first community in Michigan to receive Gold-level status, and was previously ranked Silver-level, having earned that designation in 2009, 2013, and 2017.

https://www.a2elnel.com/post/ann-arbor-recognized-as-a-gold-level-bicycle-friendly-community


This month the League of American Bicyclists has published an article with quotes from City officials about Ann Arbor's efforts to support bicycling:

https://bikeleague.org/content/story-behind-bfc-ann-arbor-michigan


From the article:

In the Fall of 2021, the City of Ann Arbor, Michigan, climbed the ranks of our Bicycle Friendly Community program when it was promoted from Silver to Gold-level designation for its efforts to be better for people who bike. Now the first and only Gold BFC in Michigan, and one of only 35 Gold BFCs in the U.S., Ann Arbor has made significant strides for cycling in its community.

 

For more information about Bicycle Friendly Communities, please visit the website of the League of American Bicyclists:

https://bikeleague.org/community


The announcement of the award is here:

https://bikeleague.org/content/55-communities-transforming-bicycling-fall


The City also released a press release:

https://www.a2gov.org/news/pages/article.aspx?i=843


I posted previously about the survey for this award - thank you to everybody who nominated Ann Arbor!

https://www.a2elnel.com/post/bicycle-friendly-community-fall-2021-survey-now-open