The City of Alameda has been awarded Bronze-level status as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists this week. This award shows Alameda is a community exhibiting a strong commitment to cycling specifically in the areas of Bicycle Evaluation and Planning, Encouragement and Education.
This was no small accomplishment. Lots of local participation as well as stacks of paperwork and research are just part of what it took for Alameda to gain this bicycle friendly city status.
Bonnie Wehmann, a BikeAlameda Board member and East Bay Bicycle Coalition Education Director will present this award at the 7pm City Council meeting to the City of Alameda, BikeAlameda and the bicycle community:
When: June 6, 7:00pm
Where: 2263 Santa Clara Ave. Alameda, CA 94501 Top floor, City Council Chambers.
Please come and show your support as a part of the Alameda Bicycle community.
Cyclists here in the City of Alameda have been working hard since the city developed its first bike plan in 1999 to make our island community a safer and more convenient place to ride for all.
Many thanks to BikeAlameda co-founders Lucy Gigli and Dan Wood, and to all the other activists who helped push the City of Alameda to install bike lanes, bike parking, the Estuary Crossing Shuttle, and other improvements. And many thanks to the city staff and elected officials who have helped may Alameda
more bike friendly.
For more information, contact Bonnie Wehmann, EBBC's Education Director