Virginia Beach Wins Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community Award

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

On Monday, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Virginia Beach with a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award, joining 371 visionary communities from across the country. With the announcement of 54 new and renewing BFCs, Virginia Beach joins a leading group of communities, in all 50 states, that are transforming our neighborhoods. The Bronze Level BFC award recognizes the City’s commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies.

 

Virginia Beach’s 2011 Bikeways and Trails Plan set this achievement as a goal for 2017. This award is a recognition of the value of much-loved trails like the Cape Henry Trail, Little Neck Trail, and the trails along London Bridge Road, General Booth Blvd, and Dam Neck Road, plus new on-road facilities developed by adjusting the striping after repaving projects. Since 2011, the system of bikeways and trails has grown from 21 miles on-road and 120 miles off-road to 97 miles on-road and 137 miles off-road. The City’s 2014 Complete Streets Policy assures that this trend will continue with the construction and renovation of roadways. Visit the Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation’s Bikeways and Trails webpage for maps and other information about biking in our area.

 

To learn more about the BFC program, visit bikeleague.org/community.

 

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