To kick of Bike to Work Week, we’ll be announcing the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Communities — including some new cities joining the ranks of Platinum and Gold — on Monday. And, with every announcement, we always get the same (great!) questions.

What are the key components that make a community bicycle-friendly? What will it take for my community to get on the board with a Bronze designation? My city made it to Silver — how do move up to Gold? 

Well, we worked with our design partners at Language Dept to create an infographic to help answer those questions.

BFC infographic

Click here to download the PDF (to print).

Now, the beauty of the BFA program is the fact that it’s not one-size-fits-all. We’re able to take into account the unique characteristics of each community — so it’s not a rigid rubric. But we love the way this distills some of the key benchmarks and metrics in an interesting and engaging way.

So who will join the more than 250 communities that are already BFCs? Stay tuned for our announcement on Monday!


My Signature

Carolyn Szczepanski
Communications Director

Carolyn joined the League in March 2012, after two years at the Alliance for Biking & Walking. In addition to managing the League’s blog, magazine and other communications, Carolyn organized the first National Women’s Bicycling Summit and launched the League’s newest program: Women Bike. Before she crossed over to advocacy, she was a professional journalist for nearly 10 years.

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