Bicycle Friendly Community
The Ohio River Trail Council supports the development of a Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) for each of our partner communities. The Bicycle Friendly Community Program provides incentives, hands-on assistance, and award recognition for communities that actively support bicycling. A Bicycle Friendly Community welcomes cyclists by providing safe accommodation for cycling and encouraging people to bike for transportation and recreation.
In 2010, the City of Pittsburgh was named a “Bike Friendly Community” by the League of American Bicyclists in recognition of city-wide efforts to provide safe accommodations for cycling and encouraging people to bike for transportation and recreation.
As one of only three Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Communities in the country, Bikes Belong's hometown of Boulder, Colorado is helping set the bar for bicycling standards in the U.S. But how did Boulder become a model cycling community? Our new video, the Boulder Bike Story, sheds light on what Boulder has done and how other communities can follow.
View an overview presentation of the Bicycle Friendly Community program.
The ORTC recommends that our partner municipalites show their support for building a Bicycle Friendly Community by adopting the Action Plan for Bicycle Friendly Communities.