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College Park Recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Community

Great news! College Park recognized as a bike friendly community

Recently, College Park has been added to the latest list of Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC) for Bike to Work Week. The list is maintained by the League of American Bicyclists.

In the D.C. Metropolitan area, College Park is the only municipality to receive an award this year, with honorable mention for our work supporting the bicycle infrastructure in the area!

According to the league, there are 303 bicycle free communities (BFCs) in 48 states. 18 new BFCs joined the rank this year. According to the league “the BFC program is helping transform the way communities evaluate quality of life by assessing investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and municipal policies.”

Here is the list of honorable mention communities.

See here for the information

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3 Comments to “College Park Recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Community”

  1. By bekah, June 9, 2014 @ 3:36 pm

    I love how bikeable our city is! However, I am concerned about safety on Rhode Island Ave. in North College Park. Cars frequently use bike lanes as passing lanes, often without looking. I have even seen police cars doing this. It seems like an accident waiting to happen (if it hasn’t happened already).

  2. By Anita, June 10, 2014 @ 8:01 pm

    I would bike more if there was a path from College Park Woods to the Paint Branch Trail. It’s not safe to ride a bike on Metzerott Rd or University Blvd. What is the status of the connector path from CPW to the trail?

  3. By Bob, June 12, 2014 @ 9:51 am

    Great start! Lots more to do to connect neighborhoods to existing trail system. I live in Buck Lodge and bike through college park woods to avoid traffic on adelphi and metzerott roads. A path connecting cpw to the trail system would be great. Are there plans for this in the works now, I’ve heard rumors of this for years, but nothing seems to happen. Please make this happen! Soon!