Anne Arundel County & Annapolis to Celebrate Joint Bicycle Friendly Community Award
Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman
City of Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley
The Arundel Center, 44 Calvert Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
The Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis will receive the League of American Bicyclists Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award, joining 464 visionary communities from across the country. Together Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis become the seventh Maryland Community to receive this prestigious designation. The award will be presented to County Executive Pittman and Mayor Buckley at the opening of the meeting of the Anne Arundel County Bicycle Advisory Commission.
The Bronze BFC award recognizes the collaborative county and city commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies.
The county and city, with the support of local nonprofit organization BikeAAA, applied jointly for this prestigious award. The two jurisdictions recently collaborated on a bikeshare program. There are nearly 70 miles of bikeways (trails and on-road lanes), though many are disconnected. The city and county seek to connect these segments and close gaps, encouraging more people to ride to work, school, recreation and other destinations. This helps relieve traffic congestion, improve health, protect our environment, and make our area a more attractive place to live, work and visit.