City of Tampa’s Designated Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community
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The League of American Bicyclists has designated Tampa as a Bicycle Friendly Community at the Bronze level today – an award presented to communities with a strong commitment to bicycling and bicycle safety.
The new report provides updates scores for Tampa in the categories of engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement, and evaluation and planning. Tampa scored especially strong on public education outreach, bicycle city events, and bicycle-friendly laws and ordinances.
“The city, community partners, and businesses throughout Tampa have worked incredibly hard to encourage bicycling and create a safe environment for bicyclists on our streets,” said Mayor Bob Buckhorn. “We have not always been known for our support of the bicycling community but we have turned a corner and it’s great to be recognized for the changes we have made.”
Under Mayor Buckhorn’s administration, the City has completed the Riverwalk, the Selmon Greenway, the Courtney Campbell Causeway Trail, Phase 1 of the Green Spine two-way Cycle Track and over 100 miles of bike infrastructure improvements. This focus has led to a significant drop in bicycle crashes.
For more information on Tampa’s featured bike routes, safety tips, and more visit www.tampagov.net/bikemap.
For additional information, please contact:
Ashley Bauman, Public Affairs Director