Monday, November 5, 2012

Bethesda Named a “Bicycle Friendly Community” by League of American Bicyclists

Bethesda has been named by the League of American Bicyclists as a “Bicycle Friendly Community.”  Rockville is also on the list, and Maryland ranks as the League’s eighth most bicycle-friendly state in the U.S.

The League’s Bicycle-Friendly Community program recognized Bethesda at the bronze award level, citing the community’s bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies.

Bethesda has seen a significant increase in the number of employees who bike to work regularly, according to Montgomery County’s Annual Commuter Survey. It also had the third-highest attendance at the regional Bike to Work Day celebration this past May.