Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Reston recognized as Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community

Today the League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC). In their blog post Suburbs Join The Rise of Bicycle Friendly Communities, Reston was named as one of the 32 new BFCs. Last year they received an Honorable Mention.
"One of the great challenges in envisioning a truly bicycle-friendly America is the need to transform suburban communities," said Andy Clarke, President of the League of American Bicyclists. "Well, that transformation is evidently underway and is being lead by communities like Menlo Park, Calif.; Elmhurst, Ill.; Reston, Va.; and Richfield, Minn."

See the full list of Bicycle Friendly Communities.
Other Virginia BFCs include

  • Alexandria - moved up to Silver
  • Arlington - Silver
  • Charlottesville - Silver
  • Harrisonburg - Bronze
  • Richmond - Bronze
  • Roanoke - Bronze
  • Williamsburg - Bronze New

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I can't help but toot Reston's horn -- all of those other communities mentioned in VA are cities or counties, and thus have much more authority than Reston does to effect change. We are an HOA, so have little power...but we're making the best of the situation we have and the LAB has recognized that. Good job, Reston!!!

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