Los Angeles Receives Bronze-Level Distinction as a Bicycle Friendly Community

October 18, 2012

Today it was announced that the League of American Bicyclists has awarded Los Angeles Bronze-level distinction as a Bicycle Friendly Community. Last year, Los Angeles was awarded an honorable mention from the League.

This morning, the League and the City of Los Angeles held a press conference in MacArthur Park to celebrate the progress that has been made in Los Angeles over the years.

LACBC is proud of the City's accomplishments so far, but we're far from done. New bike projects are on their way, for the first time creating a connected citywide network of bikeways like we have started to see in downtown. This award is well deserved, but we must now take it to the next level using all "Five E's" outlined in the Bicycle Plan: Engineering, Education, Enforcement, Encouragement, and Evaluation. We thank the League of American Bicyclists for honoring the City's hard work and hope they'll be back in future years with another color of metal.

Check out our press release on the LACBC blog, and see photos of the press conference on the LACBC Facebook page.