To coincide with Bike to Work Week, the League of American Bicyclists has announced their 3rd Annual Bicycle Friendly States (BFS) rankings. The program is modeled after the hugely successful Bicycle Friendly Community Program (BFC), of which Newark was recently awarded a Bronze. “Change at the state level is harder to see than in a community or business, but is no less important – and we are seeing real progress”, according to Andy Clarke, League President.
Four new states have been awarded the special designation, and two states received an “Honorable Mention” – Oregon (Silver), Delaware (Bronze), New Jersey (Bronze), Massachusetts (Honorable Mention), Florida (Honoroble Mention), and Maryland (Honorable Mention). Along with last year’s winners, these states show what can be done to promote bicycling through model policies, programs, and a built environment that accommodates bicyclists of all ages and abilities. Read on . . .