On Wednesday, May 19th, the League of American Bicyclists announced that South Burlington was designated as a Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) at the Bronze level. This is the first time that the City has received this designation. South Burlington is one of 37 new and returning communities joining a total of 487 towns and cities across America that have some kind of Bicycle Friendly status. In the coming weeks, the City will receive its official BFC report card and local survey results to help us understand how we achieved the bronze level and to learn how we might be able to some day achieve either the silver or gold levels. Our bronze designation is valid for four years and will be up for renewal in 2025. In the meantime, the City hopes that the many bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure projects that we have in the works will help us maintain and improve our status as a Bicycle Friendly Community.
Nic Anderson’s Comments: “Being designated a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists is both a validation of all the hard work the City, its volunteers and residents have done over the years to make South Burlington better for biking, confirmation of where we are with regard to our peer communities and the push we need to keep improving, to possibly go from the Bronze level to Silver, Gold and Beyond. With the Penny for Paths funding available, momentum building with grant funding and a City team pushing every year for improvements I know we ARE a Bicycle Friendly Community, and getting more friendly by the day.”