Project Encourages Bike-Friendly Communities Through Awards Program and Website

Increasing the number of bicycle-friendly communities in New Jersey

The Bicycle Friendly Community Campaign is an awards program of the League of American Bicyclists (incorporated as the League of American Wheelmen) that recognizes municipalities that actively support bicycling.

Key Results

  • Project staff developed the Bicycle Friendly Community website.

  • Since the campaign's inception in 2002, it has received 110 applications, and project staff has designated 52 communities Bicycle Friendly since May 2003.

  • The league hosted the International Symposium on Bicycle Friendly Communities on March 4, 2004, in Washington in conjunction with the European-based Velo Mondial, an organization that provides opportunities for cities to improve their planning to support bicycling.

  • The U.S. Conference of Mayors adopted a resolution promoting the development of bicycle-friendly communities at the 71st annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Denver, June 5–9, 2003.