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St. George wins silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community award

Dec 14, 2022, 7:00 PM | Updated: 7:05 pm
League of American Bicyclists has recognized St. George with a silver-level Bicycle Friendly Commun...
The city of St. George has been recognized by the League of American Bicyclists with a silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community award. Photo credit: city of St. George.

ST. GEORGE, Utah — The city of St. George has been recognized by the League of American Bicyclists with a silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community award.

The award acknowledges St. George’s efforts to create better places for people to bike. Additionally, the award also recognizes the city for generating transportation and recreation resources to the benefit of all community members, regardless of age. 

“Building an America where bicycling is truly safer and easier for everyone means strengthening our nation economically, environmentally and socially,” said Bill Nesper, executive director of the League of American Bicyclists in a news release. “That’s why we’re proud to celebrate both new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Communities joining our movement to build a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. This round of awards is also a testament to the community leaders and local bike advocates who are joining the League in raising its standards of what it means to be a Bicycle Friendly Community.”

According to a news release, St. George has 67 miles of paved trails and 21 miles of on-street bike lanes. Furthermore, the city also joins more than 500 communities around the country that are committed to better bicycling for everyone.

There are five levels to the Bicycle Friendly Community award. Those levels are diamond, platinum, gold, silver and bronze. Additionally, there is an honorable mention category. This provides a clear motivation for communities to constantly be striving to improve, according to the news release.

Winning communities must renew their status every four years. This ensures that communities are keeping up to date on existing efforts and staying up to date on changing technology. 

For additional information on The League of American Bicyclists, click here

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