St Pete Designated Silver-Level Bicycle Friendly Community

| December 13, 2017

Patch reports that the City of St Petersburg has been awarded a silver-level Bicycle-Friendly Community award by the League of America Bicyclists. St Petersburg is the only mid-size or large city in Florida to receive the silver designation. To date, more than 800 communities have applied for the designation, but only 400 have received a thumbs up from the bicycle league.

“It is great to read that St. Petersburg is now a silver-level bicycle-friendly community.  I am thankful that the League of American Bicyclists, the Bicycle Pedestrian Action Committee, Florida Bicycle Association, and Bike Florida are working on legislation that will continue to promote cycling safety in our area. Since bicycle tourism is becoming more prevalent world-wide, the silver designation will help to bring riders to our area.  Kudos to St. Petersburg!” — Karen Gates, one of our community’s most avid bicyclists.

In 2006, St. Petersburg received the league’s bronze-level award. Bill Nesper, executive director of the League of American Bicyclists, said the city’s new silver designation is due to its continued commitment to improving conditions and infrastructure for bicyclists, its bicycling educational programs and its pro-bicycling policies.

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