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Posted on: March 29, 2017

City recognized with Bicycle Friendly Community Designation

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On November 16, 2016, the League of American Bicyclists presented the City with a Bronze level award for its commitment to becoming a Bicycle Friendly Community
(BFC). To recognize this achievement, signage has been placed on the bike path along Annie Glidden Road. As a newly awarded BFC, the City received an award certificate, road signs and a report card with feedback on the City's future bicycling needs.


DeKalb was recognized as a Bronze-level BFC due to its’ cultivated network of stakeholders who are dedicated to creating a safe and comfortable bicycle network. Bronze communities might not necessarily feel bike friendly but are actively taking the steps to improve their community’s bikeability.


“The Bicycle Friendly Distinction is an outstanding achievement as a first-time applicant,” said Assistant City Manager Patty Hoppenstedt. “The distinction aligns with the City of DeKalb’s 2025 Strategic Plan Vision of Accessibility.


On March 24, Mayor John Rey along with Assistant City Manager Hoppenstedt, DeKalb-Sycamore Area Transportation Study Transportation Planner Jessica Hyink, Public Works Management Analyst Patrick DiDiana and members of the Live Healthy DeKalb County Active Transportation Group visited the newly placed BFC Sign at Prairie Park on Annie Glidden Road.


“The effort by many local leaders to achieve this distinction is remarkable,” said Planner Hyink. “The new sign will serve as a constant reminder of the City’s dedication to accessibility and bikeability.”


For further information, contact Management Analyst Lauren Stott at 815-748-2396.

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