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SLO named Gold-level Bicycle Friendly Community

Posted at 12:15 PM, Nov 21, 2019

The City of San Luis Obispo has been named a Gold-level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists.

The award recognizes the city's commitment to improving conditions for cyclists through investments in bike education programs, bike events that promote and encourage biking, pro-bike policies, and bike infrastructure.

"Communities like the City of San Luis Obispo are leading the nation when it comes to important livability factors that people want where they call home, like safe and accessible places to bike," said Bill Nesper, Executive Director of the League of American Bicyclists, in a press release issued Thursday.

"The City is pleased to be renewed at the Gold level," said Adam Fukushima, Active Transportation Manager with the City of San Luis Obispo. "We look forward to completing the Active Transportation Plan, which will help guide walking and bicycling investments in the future in the hopes to attain the platinum level."

The award considers bike infrastructure as well as efforts around education, encouragement, evaluation, and enforcement.

San Luis Obispo is one of 488 Bicycle Friendly Communities in the United States.