Boulder, Colorado has joined Portland and Davis, California as the only cities to have achieved the League of American Bicyclists highest rating for bike-friendliness.
The League announced Boulder’s “Platinum” Bicycle Friendly Community award last week.
Here’s a quote from League director Andy Clarke:
“Boulder well deserves the platinum designation because they are actually delivering the quality of life benefits to which so many other communities aspire. The number of single occupant vehicles is falling; bike use, walking and transit is increasing. People can get almost everywhere in town by bike – and it’s a normal thing to do.
The city isn’t perfect, however. Bicycle use is still low by comparison to equivalent cities in Europe, and there are still clear needs for improved infrastructure and better access to mountain biking in the city. The really great news we can share with you today is that Boulder is categorically not stopping at Platinum! The Mayor, city council, city manager and the entire Boulder bicycling community is committed to making those improvements and being a world class city for bicyclists.”