Bicycle Friendly Communities: St Joseph Hon Mention - Kansas City & Lee's Summit Bronze - over 1.4 million Missourians now live in a BFC

Last week the League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Community awards.

Missouri highlights:

The League of American Bicyclists has announced 103 new and renewing Bicycle Fri
The League of American Bicyclists has announced 103 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Communities across the U.S.

  • St. Joseph - Honorable Mention (new Missouri community in the BFC program)
  • Lee's Summit - Bronze (continuing city; previous level: Bronze)
  • Kansas City - Bronze (continuing city; previous level: Bronze)

The League's report cards for each city, below, give a good summary of where each city stands in comparison with other similar cities across the U.S. and what each city needs to do to move up to the next level.

Bicycle Friendly Communities in Missouri - current status

 

Currently Missouri has 10 communities in the Bicycle Friendly Communities program, including 1 at Silver level, 6 Bronze, and 3 Honorable Mention.

1.4 million Missourians live in a community recognized under the Bicycle Friendly Communities program.

This compares with 0 communities and 0 Missourians in the BFC program in 2008.

All together, there are 40 Missouri communities, businesses, and universities recognized under the Bicycle Friendly Community, Business, and University programs.

Recognized at the Platinum level is Trailnet.  At the Gold level are Family Bicycles, Spoked Couriers, and REI St. Louis.

No communities or universities are listed at the Platinum or Gold levels--which gives all our Missouri communities something to work for!

For a complete summary of Missouri's Bicycle Friendly Communities, Businesses, and Universities--as well as information about how to get your community, university, or business started with the Bicycle Friendly America program--visit our Bicycle Friendly Missouri page.

Report Card: St Joseph

2016 St Joseph Bicycle Friendly Community Report Card - click for full-sized PDF

Report Card: Lee's Summit

 2016 Lee's Summit Bicycle Friendly Community Report Card - click for full-sized  

Report Card: Kansas City

 2016 Kansas City MO Bicycle Friendly Community Report Card - click for full-size 

 

For a complete summary of Missouri's Bicycle Friendly Communities, Businesses, and Universities--as well as information about how to get your community, university, or business started with the Bicycle Friendly America program--visit our Bicycle Friendly Missouri page.

 

Promoting and supporting more Bicycle and Walk Friendly Communities, Universities and Businesses across Missouri is one of the specific goals of MoBikeFed's Vision for Bicycling and Walking in Missouri.The BFC and WFC programs help accomplish all four major objectives of the Vision: Creating a world-class bicycle and pedestrian transportation system across Missouri, improving safety for all road users, encouraging more Missourians to walk and bicycle more often, and building a powerful statewide movement in support of bicycling, walking, and trails.

Your ongoing membership and generous financial support helps turn our Vision into reality!

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