Tampa Recognized as the 2nd Most Bike-Friendly City by the League of American Bicyclists

Posted
01/17/20
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This January, 153 businesses across the US received a Bicycle Friendly Business Award from the League of American Bicyclists—including several Tampa staples. 

Tampa currently has the 2nd most bicycle-friendly businesses certified by the League of American Bicyclists—only three businesses behind the number 1 city, Fort Collins Colorado. As of January, 59 Tampa businesses have received the prestigious “bicycle-friendly” recognition, including the first major airport in the program, Tampa International Airport.

“We are so proud of our local businesses that are joining the bike-friendly movement. When our community rallies around alternative transportation methods, like bicycles, it’s good for our residents, it’s good for our visitors, and it’s good for our businesses. ” says Mayor Jane Castor, “We are transforming Tampa’s tomorrow by embracing mobility alternatives, like bicycles, that make it easier for people to get around without having to drive their cars.”

As part of the Mayor’s Transforming Tampa’s Tomorrow Citywide Mobility Plan, the city plans to reimagine trails and greenways as viable transportation options, rather than just recreational avenues. This along with other mobility investments will encourage the use of transit alternatives, like bicycles, that minimize traffic congestion and encourage sustainable transportation solutions.

Tampa was one of a handful of cities home to multiple businesses earning awards in January 2020. The most recent businesses to receive the awards from the League of American Bicycles includes:

  • Outspokin Bicycles – Tampa
  • Two Broke Spokes, LLC
  • (allegedly) design
  • Brew Bus Brewing
  • Cigar City Cider & Mead
  • Citrus Park Bikes
  • Ella's Americana Folk Art Café
  • Florida Avenue Brewing Co
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa Airport Avion Park Westshore
  • Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Airport Westshore
  • HNTB – Tampa
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Tampa Airport – Westshore
  • Lot 1901
  • Lucky Cat Yoga and Wellness Center
  • Shuffle: The Heights Shuffleboard Society
  • Tampa International Airport
  • University Bicycle Center
  • Felicitous Coffee

The City of Tampa would like to congratulate all the new and existing award-winners.

For more information about the League of American Bicyclists, visit: http://bit.ly/37bThKZ

For more information about Mayor Jane Castor’s Transforming Tampa’s Tomorrow Transportation initiatives, visit: www.tampagov.net/t3/transportation